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Flash Is Responsible for the Internet's Most Creative Era
- The visual evolution of webdesign paints a picture of a risk-taking creative culture that hasn’t been quite the same since Steve Jobs stuck a knife into Flash.utopian
- Thanks Steve!utopian
- Adobe web product. Had nothing to do with Apple.monospaced
- responsive design also killed the creativity.hotroddy
- Adobe killed Flash before Applezaq
- Apple just put last mail in to the coffinzaq
- * nailzaq
- Working in some Flash based interactive infographics this now...OBBTKN
- Flash was great. So glad I was part of the generation able to create using it. Funtimes.matski
- Today Apple is slowly suffocating Apple.utopian
- web design was so much more fun with flash.dbloc
- SKIP INTROdbloc
- I loved Flash!boobs
C'mon, do you really believe the bs that "battery life" mattered? Watch a video, phone dies, pretty simple. Flash ain't gonna kill it faster than that! He made billions from that move, that's the only logic. I tip my hat to him for balls to make a business move like that, but that's all it was. Battery life still sucks. That's a non issue. Apple's features are generally a few generations behind everyone else, call it what you will (perfectionism or complacency).
Jobs/Apple really genius was making money, pretty objects were just a means to get there. There is no company out there that controls the user in the name of profit like Apple does. Again, tip my hat, but that's what it is (if you look past the fanboy-isms).
Search was being fixed. That wasn't an impossible task, nor was it a prohibitive issue.
I won't argue that there wasn't crap, but at least it wasn't monotonous like it is now. It's getting slightly better, but moving at such a snails pace.
- If anyone gave a flying fuck about flash on phones they would have boycotted the iPhone for a model that supported it.monospaced
- Or adobe would have tried to make it work. Neither happened because apple didn't kill it. They just ignored it with ONE phonemonospaced
- Everyone knows video is battery-heavy but web isn't that much. People don't know what 'flash' is, they'd blame iPhone.raf
- Search of Flash content never really got fixed. Analytic number crunching drove Flash out and left it for page embellishment use only.raf
- Flash was really great, and no, it hasn't been surpassed yet. The problems it had could've been fixed by Adobe.raf
- Google was already getting their search methods within Flash before the iPad.CyBrainX
- I would have boycotted iphones for not having Flash if I didn't like just about everything else about them more than other phones.CyBrainX
- Same as everyone else Cy, and that is the reason Flash didn't survive. Nobody gave a fuck about Flash, ESPECIALLY ADOBE.monospaced
- Considering that EVERY smart phone competitor on the planet at the time DID run Flash just shows you how much Apple had JACK SHIT to do with its death.monospaced
- If people wanted Flash, they would have bought phones that ran it. Those that did were severely disappointed. Adobe said "fuck this, we're out."monospaced
- But if you want to blame the underdog with a whopping 2% of the market, go ahead. It's easy to do if you ignore the facts and like bashing Apple.monospaced
Not trying to sound smart alec, but if you are that dissatisfied with it, you could perhaps uninstall it, or change the auto update settings to 'never update' on install?
I agree. It drives me fucking insane. But what drives me insane at the moment with it, is it crashes Chrome as per:
To fix this issue, i posted a reply:
Here is how to fix this ^ problem (if you experience it):
Chrome runs its own version of flash, what fixed it for me was navigating to:
In chrome, expanding 'details' (top right) and searching for Flash, the one listed under:
I then uninstalled Flash player (need to download the uninstaller from Adobe) from my computer, and re-installed latest Flash player from Adobe like normal onto my computer.
Then I revisited the
And ensured the only Flash player that was enabled was the version I just installed (on my windows machine) and not the Chrome installed one (which lives in the Chrome folder structures)
Restarted Chrome, no more crashes :)
Raf I totally agree that Flash deserved to die. All your points are correct about its drawbacks.
But as a tool for creativity, it hasn't been replaced and is sorely missing from our new web that resembles a phone book more than the future of interactivity.
Won't install it again.
People send me links that require Flash Player...
Yes, the chrome flash memory leak seems to be the death knell for me, i will try the above method, thsnks!
In my pc laptop, opening a bunch of tabs on chrpme and going to various news websites with flash ads can cause the memory use of a chrone process go slowly use up more and more RAM very predictably till everything gets slow....
Yep, as I said, if you don't need Flash for work, just get it off your computer. The internet is fine without it.
Really as you all might know already.
First it was out of date for Firefox.
Installed everything was fine.
Two days later...out of date for Safari.
Today Safari again...
That and the instant Update warnings in my System...
So, my hacker/programmer/geek housemate just came back from his weekend today...
"Flash is dead. You should stop using Flash and visiting websites that need Flash. Adobe doesn't give a fun and do any maintenance for Flash. Use HTML 5 instead. It's not as nice or neat but it's possible. You just need to change your settings. Fuck Flash."
He almost said Long Live Linux...
But this was another issue.
So, up Tuesday I will go deeper in this HTML 5 stuff...
And try to start living without Flash.