Monday, January 08, 2007

Trebek, you liar!

Will installing Flash cause any harm to my computer?
There are no known issues associated with installing Flash.

-- Jeopardy! Online Test FAQs

Oh, you meant aside from the annoying animated ads that you'll now see on every other goddamn web site? And other than the fact that you'll be annoyed to no end by promotional and marketing sites which think it's K3WL to hide all their content in Flash, so none of it can be indexed by search engines, and you can't actually use your known-good browser interface to view the site, and instead have to navigate through whatever hideously unintuitive scheme their overpaid script kiddies crazy-glued together after smoking up all weekend?

No, no known issues at all.


1 comment:

Bryan H. Bell said...

Hear! Hear! I've hated Flash ever since it first appeared. I consider it the tool of those who have little to say, but want to say it loudly -- style in place of content. To your list of known issues I'd add that Flash also prevents other sites from linking to a site's content. Now that Ebert & Roeper's site is mucked up with Flash, I can no longer link to individual reviews on my little Thumbs Index web pages.