Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th May 2010 09:54 UTC
Internet & Networking Another blow for Flash. As Adobe is stating that they will make the best tools for HTML5, another major website using Flash has announced they're switching over to HTML5. Scribd, which provides in-browser access to all sorts of documents and e-books uploaded by users, will ditch its Flash-based website in favour of a brand-new HTML5 version.
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RE[2]: ummmm... who cares?
by nt_jerkface on Sat 8th May 2010 20:50 UTC in reply to "RE: ummmm... who cares?"
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26


Back to the let the market drive thought, in the above cases it's not really the market that drives these things,


The market is there, the problem is that it doesn't value the same things that you do.

For example even though Silverlight is technically superior to Flash it is still having problems getting adopted since the install base of Flash is of greater value to companies than any technical advantages that Silverlight offers.

Good enough tech + high install base is typically favored by the market over better tech + low install base.

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