Much has been made over the past several months about how Flash is finished, HTML5 and jQuery will take over the world, blah blah blah. The Flash haters and knee-jerk reactions are in no short supply as some on Twitter wish Flash would just go away. Don’t like it? Fine, but publicly stating death to Flash is short-sighted.
At the the very least Flash has made the online world a better place by encouraging innovation and competition. Just as the emergence of jQuery, HTML5 and Unity will force Adobe to rethink what Flash should be.
As a company we make all of our decisions based on the client’s needs. Sometimes Flash is the answer, sometimes it isn’t. In the end, they’re all just tools that allow us to do our job. It’s nothing to get emotional about.