Flash… sucks?

August 2nd, 2007

This is a pretty interesting article in the sense that it provides a great insight into the minds of people who love, hate, and love to hate, Flash. The article writer’s opinion is that Flash sucks, but the shining point is the comments section which is full of well-thought responses. Truth is, most everybody on that web page seems like an intelligent individual, albeit with varying levels of bias. I can’t think of a single argument for or against Flash that wasn’t covered in a convincing way.

Thing is, I wasn’t aware Flash was going to include a DRM system in an upcoming version. I don’t know how I missed that one. If Adobe ever wanted to scare away the open source (or open specs) crowd that’d do it. With Flex going open-source it seemed like things were going so well too.

Edit: Whoops, according to Adobe the BBC didn’t distinguish between the Adobe Media Player and Flash. That explains a lot.

One Response to “Flash… sucks?”

  1. John Dowdell Says:

    I haven’t read the op/ed piece yet. That April BBC story doesn’t distinguish between Adobe Flash Player and the upcoming Adobe Media Player — they got the story wrong. More info on AMP is on Labs.


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