Seems pretty clear to me, they separate 'desktops' (which I can buy is close to 99%) from other devices.
Note to my fellow programmers: normal people read numbers like words. Depending on the context, a number represents a word to them like "Totally!" or "You must!" or "Everyone!" or "Just Now!" and so on. I know, it's irrational, but that's why the advertisers use those numbers. (Use humor in life, it's better that way :-))
Even in their old copy they say internet-enabled PC's. So until adobe says 99% of internet users, then their claim has validity...
More flash hate...
<p>Hi Sam, so, if we changed that old headline to reflect the bodytext's "Internet-enabled desktops", would you be satisfied then?
<p>These consumer audits have been going on for a <a href="http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.macromedia.com/softw... long time</a>, and now that North Americans have their first acceptable mobile web device it could well be time to help remove something they might find confusing.
<p>(btw, be careful on "native web application", because you need to break it down with some <a href="http://a.deveria.com/caniuse/#agents=All&alts=p&cats... granularity</a> to find exactly what that term means.)
You previously claimed that "Sometimes multiple implementations are useful, but the unique value in SWF (and, to a lesser extent, PDF) is in the predictability of its rendering." PDF's far from dead so maybe now's a good time to open up the player side of Flash a bit. Otherwise you may well find an increasingly large percentage of the tens of millions of netbooks built each year shipping without it.
This could well happen virtually overnight.
Turns out, to install CS3 you have to uninstall Flash. Their own products hate each other.
Adobe has horrible installers which break frequently. Just google for "CS3 install problem" and you'll see what I mean.
To extend your analogy, the original comment is like saying: "If you go to Afghanistan, you will get your head cut off."
So defacto their numbers are good enough IMHO