[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Firefox (and Iceweasel) are unable to play Youtube videos

On Mon, 1 Feb 2010 11:16:03 -0500 (EST), Klistvud wrote:
> In all honesty, is there anybody over the mental age of 9 that actually  
> "enjoys" flash???

I hate it too.  But as with most things in life, it all comes down to
money.  The bottom line is, "it sells".  Or at least the Madison Avenue
types think that it does.  The whole goal of advertising is to get
your attention.  And from their point of view, even negative attention is
better than no attention.  And from their point of view, making the web
page non-functional without flash is a good thing.  That forces you to
view the ads, which increases their revenue.

Web sites make money by selling advertising.  The ad agencies love flash.
The more flashy, shiny, and motion-oriented it is, the better it is, from
their point of view.  I hate it.  But I have no delusions that it is
going to go away.  Everybody hates spam.  But spam will never go away
either, and for the same reason.  Ditto for drugs, prostitution, etc.
As long as there is money to be made with it, someone will do it.


Reply to: