I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to keep updating my browsers (all of them) because of Flash. Several websites I used to visit were not viewable and/or clickable unless I had the latest update. I loathed those websites then. Now it seems a distant memory…
But how will I waste time at homestarrunner.com
Flash is already dead to me
I think the Arlo Camera website finally got away from Flash, because I no longer the notice all the time that I have to reactivate it for their page constantly… I am happy about that.
Pretty surprised by how quickly some obscure enterprise tools have migrated off Flash in the past year or two. Same companies that still had things based on ActiveX for wayyy too long.
I haven’t had Flash on any of my personal devices since 2010.
At work, we needed it for a while, because we use VMWare and, up until version 6.5 of vSphere you needed Flash for the full configurability, the HTML5 side of the fence was missing a lot of functionality. That is thankfully now behind us.
We still have internal sites that use Flash (or worse, ActiveX), which require Internet Explorer. Thankfully, I don’t have to access any of them, but I hate it that we still have to configure machines with ActiveX controls and Flash for the production departments, so they can monitor the production line (Siemens still uses ActiveX controls for monitoring their PLCs).