Update from Thom
The Flashless iOS was the first punch in the face of Flash - it was far from down and out, but it was a little groggy. Further punches in the face came from Adobe's complete and utter inability to bring Flash to mobile devices. Flash doesn't work as it should on Android or webOS - slow, touch unfriendly, and a power hog.
And now this. This is Microsoft kicking Flash to the curb. The world's most popular operating system will not be receptive to Flash, and Microsoft openly stating Flash is history pretty much means that as a platform for the web, it's done. Flash may still serve a purpose in other ways, but the Flash most of us know and hate - that's gone.
This is good news for the web. I do think Adobe has had enough time to make Flash work properly on mobile, and they simply failed. Since the release of the iPhone, Adobe promised us a working Flash on mobile, and now, four years down the line, it's still not there. Between then and now, we've seen entirely new mobile operating systems rise, we've seen an entire Windows release, and another one being made, several Mac OS X releases, and so on. Yet, Flash still isn't ready?
You had your chance, Adobe. You failed.