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Adobe Flash Is dying – here are the viral classics it brought to life

Adobe Flash, the multimedia software that gave us everything from chintzy pre-mobile video games to atrocious restaurant homepages, just got its death sentence. Or the next-closest thing, as Adobe announced that it will “stop updating and distributing the Flash Player,” and expects it to be officially extinct by the end of 2020. Flash isn’t, um, popular — its security vulnerabilities have made it a favorite of hackers — and many are cheering its demise. But others are petitioning to keep it alive as an open-source project. Why? Partly for the pleasure of fixing all those bugs, I’m sure, but also to preserve internet history: …read more

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