Great Job, Internet!: Read This: The race to prevent the complete demise of Adobe Flash

Vice has written an article that invites us to second-guess our collective disdain for Adobe Flash. The cross-platform software suite has become shorthand for obsolete, CPU-sapping web monstrosities: Sitting through a slow build of animation and music was once the common price of admission to access the portfolio of a wedding photographer, artisanal cheesemaker, or digital media agency. Flash’s demise was hastened by Apple’s decision not to include Flash player in iOS, which helped usher in HTML5 as a replacement (albeit an incomplete one). A controversial choice at the time, the iPhone’s Flash-free environment proved to be the beginning of a trend.

But in its “Gone With A Flash” feature, Vice rightfully points out that Flash played an important role in the internet’s development, and writer Jason Koebler talks to some of the people who are trying to preserve this history. There’s a lot of …

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