mat_bastian - 6:55 am on Feb 28, 2003 (gmt 0) It's a big web out there. Both of our visions can coexist, I promise.
You're making sweeping generalizations about people and applying it to a technology. You've been shown effective and interesting uses of flash and still maintain that it's snake oil that's only purpose is to make designers rich. Many people enjoy an "interactive television" like experience on the web. I do, you don't, no generalization is appropriate here. Your definition of what the web should be doesn't match with my definition. OK I get it, but you seem to discount that which isn't in alignment with your experiences and expectations. I'm not saying that occasionally flash is misused. Occasionally cars are misused, I don't discount their usefulness to certain segments of society.
It's a big web out there. Both of our visions can coexist, I promise.