ADOBE FLASH—THAT INSECURE, ubiquitous resource hog everyone hates to
need—is under siege, again, and hopefully for the last time. The
latest calls for its retirement come from some of the Internet’s most
powerful players, but if the combined clattering of Facebook, Firefox,
and a legion of unsatisfied users isn’t enough finally to put it in
the ground, scroll down to see how to axe it from your devices
Flash are already dying, there are no Flash on iOS, and the Android
version was killed a long time ago. I see some Flash on Facebook,
usually videos, and I once in a while(or year) see a Youtube video that
isn’t available as HTML5 video.
The big question is: how soon can we get rid of the reminaing 1% of the
flash content on the web? My
is that this won’t happen before we set a date, or just kill the damn
thing; because they don’t have any incentives to do so before then.