Web 2.0 and the Future of Pervasive Computing

Monday, July 10, 2006

6 Reasons Why You Care About Flash

There are more than 6 reasons, but this is all you get for now because I have work to do. Here comes the core dump...


1. Only way to really feed MySpace Beast
2. Becoming dominant video format (YouTube)
3. Macromedia steering standards for JavaScript.
4. Actionscript & Javascript converging (see 3)
5. Laszlo & Dojo outputting to Flash format.
6. Replace Flash programming model w/Flex Model.

Flash is coming into it's own in a big way. Although I am not a fan of creating media using the traditional Flash methodology (animating frames), the Flash FORMAT should undoubtedly be on your mind as you think about the future of your web-based service.

P.S. Thanks to the rest of the Clearspring team for guidance on this topic.

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  • At 8:32 AM, Blogger The Closet Nerd said…

    There are defiantly many reasons to love Flash. The Flash 8 Video Encoder gives me a better quality to file size ratio than anything I’ve ever used.

  • At 12:20 PM, Blogger Hooman said…

    Agreed. I am looking forward to seeing how Macromedia/Adobe leverages the Flash encoding standard over the next year. They have to understand the awesome position they are in, don't they?


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