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Or probably more accurately additional steps required to run Flash content (or what was once Flash content) following major browsers pulling support.
While I see the issue appearing in news articles, the technical side isn't really news. The stories are probably more capturing reminiscence, or a feeling that something is being lost: "To me, [Flash] aesthetics mark a time when the internet felt fresh and subversive." - LA Times.
My question is: in the past 20-25 years, how has the internet changed? Of course, we are all aware of technical changes, but has the culture changed as well?
Also: Happy New Year!!!
See also: https://ponyville.us/pony/res/1069724.html>has the culture changed as well?
Yes. A lot more stupid people. Back in the day, most Internet users were above average in intelligence and tech-savviness. They also tended to lean noticeably more libertarian than the general population. Nowadays, almost everyone is online.
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When I think of early works of flash...intelligence does not seem their feature. But dealing with new technology and the bugs requires tech skills or at least persistence.
The relationship between average intelligence of members and -- goodness I guess -- of a society is probably positive, but maybe complicated. I agree with the libertarian leaning -- part of the permissive (and subversive) nature of the early internet.