Ans: A technology derided by many, including Jakob Nielsen, is turning out to be the darling of the world-wide-multi-media-web 2.0.
Full Disclosure: As somebody from a corporate marketing agency that dabbles in flash design, I’ve got to say, times-are-a-changing in this age of the broadband internet. Flash has circumvented its inherent drawbacks (superficial content, cost concerns, complexity), by becoming the medium of choice for most audiovisual content on the web.
Here are 4 links commemorating Flash-mania!
1. Flash: 99% Bad: Jakob Nielsen’s paints Flash Bad, but reading the essay will show how the times have turned some of his theories upside down. Fascinating!
4. Flash of Brilliance?: A flash presentation that is self-importantly titled “The Best Flash Animation in 2006”. Enjoy 2 minutes of pure inventive, ingenious, and creative animation.