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Gruber on conflating Flash benefits

‘Opponents’:

It’s not that iOS’s popularity for web browsing led to the death of mobile Flash; it’s that the lack of Flash — and the resulting overall improvement to speed, responsiveness, and battery life — led to the popularity of iOS for web browsing.

(Via Daring Fireball)

Yeah, that’s about how it shakes out. And that, I’d wager, is what’s going to do in Flash on the desktop too. I know I’m not shy about discussing the improvements in stability and battery life on my own laptop since I disabled Flash on my system. I say the same to my non-technical parents, who also have now moved to a Flash-free lifestyle. If my parents can do it, anyone can.