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Subject: Re: FLASH: New Media OpEd pushes Flash- opinions?
From: Robert Lewis
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 06:25:11 +0100

Here's a few benefits not yet mentioned:

Flash is easier for a beginner to understand than HTML, even with the
WYSIWYG editors.

Scalabitlity - At Ucon there was a Flash demo on a Palm Pilot!

Fewer compatibility problems. Sort of.

No wizards to help make our animations.


>From: cburkeatearthlink [dot] net (Chris Burke)
>To: flasheratshocker [dot] com
>Subject: FLASH: New Media OpEd pushes Flash- opinions?
>Date: Mon, Aug 30, 1999, 11:59 PM

> In the Sept. issue of New Media magazine there is an Op Ed by Neil
> Balthaser of Balthaser Online called "Kill HTML". The article casts doubt
> upon the presumption that html can help the web compete seriously for the
> TV and film audiences. Mr. Balthaser feels developers and designers should
> embrace Flash as the most robust web authoring environment around. When
> Flash 4 was introduced, I mused privately to friends that it may well
> unseat the browser as the way to view/interact with the web.
> If this isn't too off-topic, I'd love to hear what Flashers think (as an
> admittedly biased source).

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