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Will Adobe Flash Ever Work?

Jul 26, 2010, 19:37 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

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"After a couple of bad experiences with Flash this past week, I'm almost beginning to think that Steve Jobs might have had a point.

"Then I slap myself.

"Still, it's rather irksome to have Flash ads and Flash-based applications pop up on my screen and then crash spectacularly or (my personal favorite) bring my dual-core system grinding to a slow, agonizing halt.

"Sure, I can get Flash blockers, (Flashblock being my preferred Firefox add-on), but there are some Flash apps I like to have available (notably Rhapsody's Flash client, since they haven't ported their native client to Linux yet). Plus, I have a little moral ambivalence about blocking ads since indirectly they fund my income as a writer. It's that whole bite-the-hand-that-feeds-you thing.

"So my question then becomes, why can't Flash be fixed?"

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