However, for Flash/Silverlight fans, Jan’s closing points may be unwelcome reading:
“At some point in the future, HTML5 (or later) will become so established that major video distribution sites like the three and four letter networks and user-generated video sites will stop supporting Flash (or Silverlight) playback. Flash (or Silverlight) will become less important to viewers, so fewer will install the plug-ins. At that point, sites that don’t support HTML5 will start losing viewers.” [Read More]
This certainly does seem to becoming an orthodox opinion and one would have to conclude that Flash is increasingly on borrowed time as a mainstream technology and it’s questionable whether Silverlight ever got far beyond the ‘me too’ stage anyway.
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