Most people are familiar that Apple does not include the Adobe Flash plug-in on any of their web capable portable devices. The decision has created much criticism, and it has grown recently with Apple’s iPad being announced, which does not carry the popular web content plug-in.

After it was revealed, Apple’s CEO had some harsh words for Adobe at an employee-only Apple Town Hall meeting, as reported by Wired. He responded to the lack of Flash support by saying it is buggy software, and that everyone is moving to HTML5. Steve Jobs had even more to say about it in a recent meeting with The Wall Street Journal.

According to Valleywag, he told them privately that Flash is a “CPU hog,” and is full of “security holes.” He called it “old technology” that should be thrown out much like Apple did with floppy drives. When talking about battery usage, he claimed that the plug-in would degrade the battery to 1.5 hours instead of the 10 hours advertised on the iPad.

Apple’s decision to not support Adobe Flash is backed up by their investment in competitive technologies like H.264 and HTML5. Indeed, many companies like Google have also invested in these technologies. Google’s implementation of these for YouTube video means good news for Apple, but what about other websites? The road to replace all web video with HTML5 is not ending anytime in the future.

It seems that Apple has been trying to convince many companies, like The Wall Street Journal to follow the HTML5 path and stop using Flash all together. Apparently Jobs suggested to The Wall Street Journal that such a move to HTML5 would be “trivial.”

It will be interesting to see how many companies accept Apple’s personal deadlock on Flash. Many companies are already familiar with the App Store, which includes restrictions that developers must follow. Meanwhile Adobe’s CTO is committed to bringing Flash and Adobe technologies to other device manufacturers. This seems like a great opportunity for Apple’s competitors to provide alternatives.