2020-12-28 16:19:21 UTC
Historic software is usually like the soldier, never
dying but just simply fading away unless and until, that is,
someone versed in computer folklore attempts a resurrection.
Strange, then, the behaviour of Adobe, who are not just
discontinuing the support of their Flash utility, but
actively taking steps to stop it working at all a couple
of weeks into the New Year.
Already I am being prompted to uninstall it from my computers.
This is unfortunate because there are a lot of websites out there
that rely on Adobe Flash; websites that will be unusable shortly.
Particularly for me, the BBC Big Welsh Challenge is something
that I return to again and again in my repeated desultory
attempts to learn the iaith fy nadhau. (The language
of my fathers)