RIP Adobe Flash | Boing Boing

Adobe Flash, the long-running animation and programming platform on the global website, is officially dead. Adobe has terminated support for it, will soon release an auto-update that allows you to export Flash files in the browser, and issued a strong final recommendation, just in case:

Uninstall Flash Player immediately.

Used to create face-to-face ads and countless web games (I eventually learned to make games with Flash in the 2000s, it was useful to fools), and Flash is both insulting and regal. It has long been a major feature of the Internet, and the decline was due to chronic security issues, poor performance on smartphones, and improvements in local web technologies such as Javascript and CSS.

Its death makes many classic web games and animations, among others, unplayable; efforts are underway to ensure that it is not lost forever.