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Flash Player is dead. Long live Flash Player!

December 08, 2020 1 min read

[The internet was a very different time in Flash's heyday, and it's worthpreserving those old games, animations, and even just our memories as much as possible. This blog fromNior brought me back to the early 2000s in the best way. -Jordan]

On December 31st of this year, Adobe is officially “killing” the Flash Player plugin.

I doubt I need to explain to most of you what this plugin even is. It was such a ubiquitous part of the early age of the internet, offering interactivity in the form of games and video players, that it feels weird that we’re about to live in a world without it.

The simple truth is that technology moved on, and the plugin became obsolete ages ago, but those days, that early, wild west age of the internet, when the rules were not defined and no one knew what the hell they were doing, is something that is burned into my mind, in no small part thanks to Flash Player. And today, I’d like to take you back there. One last trip down memory lane, a farewell to some of my favorite things from so many years ago.

Let’s do this.

Flash Player is dead. Long live Flash Player! screenshot

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