But all my above examples are anything but Simple 2D videos aren't they?
I mean, I can't possibly present a better use case, and proof, than homestarrunner.
You're being melodramatic. There is nothing stopping the Brothers Chaps from using Flash to do their animations forever. If you're bent on watching them, Chrome ships with a PPAPI Flash player, which is updated whenever the browser is updated (so about every 20 minutes haha), or there are gobs of offline open- and closed-source players available.
The world doesn't owe you vector-based cartoons on the Internet. Adobe has no obligation to continue the development of a platform that has, irrespective of what Apple and Google do, been in decline since the late 00's.
Flash was never "killed off" by anybody, it died of its own accord because HTML5 replaced the functionality that most of Macromedia/Adobe's customers used it for.
Your cartoons are collateral damage, and I'm not saying that doesn't suck, but jesus christ, perspective.
Flash can die in a fire.
To be fair, when the hell am I not being melodramatic according to others? I'm just Enthusiastic regardless of the topic, positive or negative.
And come on man, you always accuse me of melodrama, but your responses are just as over the top.
It's not about what the world "owes me", it already gave it to me, it's about what's being taken away for 0 reason.
It's about what we, the internet culture, are losing.
You're missing my angle completely, we already had vector based cartoons on the internet.
There is 0 argument to be made that Vector based graphics are best, so that's not even a discussion.
My point was that we had a very good technology for delivering exactly that content. Nothing surpassed it, nothing even matched it, and while you're welcome to disagree, IMO the defining blow was when Apple refused to partner.
Apple is a monolith of computing power, no matter how much I hate that fact. And (until they killed the headphone jack) people just blindly went along with the 'Yep, they told me it's better, so it is' mentality.
Diversity is dying, and I'll always feel a need to speak out when I notice it.
It was a mature, fully featured tool, which, while it had vulnerabilities toward the end (imo trying to grow bigger than its own shoes; Flash shouldn't have userspace\kernel access in ANY way), there was little to dislike. Overhead was low, productivity was high.
Am I really the only user in this thread who never had a negative Flash experience?
For me, it provided hours of perfect animated entertainment, quizzes, music, and in the end youtube.
Maybe I was just one of the few lucky ones who never had it cryptolock my HDD or whatever else it's done to you guys to make you hate it so.
Edited by Master_Scythe, 10 February 2017 - 02:56 PM.