The death of Flash and the joy that is


No. This is not a DC spoiler. I’m referring to Adobe killing the Flash Player. When Flash was created/released back in 1996, it was like a breath of fresh air. (Just in case you’re not old enough to remember, the internet was REALLY ugly when it first launched.) Businesses could now show their creative side with manageable load times. But businesses quickly abused this newfound tool and soon creatives laughed whenever a client said, “it should have a flash element here”. To the point where one creative built a farce of a website to highlight the cliché foolishness of having Flash animations everywhere.

Behold! (Be sure to have your volume up and click here for a more detailed hisotry.)

Unfortunately, once Adobe pulls the plug, this long standing gem, it will no longer be accessible. So enjoy it and it’s empowering message whilst you can! I truly hope that the owner of converts this to an MP4 so we can live the dream everyday. Fortunately, we have a back – albeit a low-fidelity back up – here. Until then . . . ENJOY!

By Michael Myers

I'm currently the Academic Director of the Denver MBA at the Daniels College of Business. I manage the student experience and enjoy helping our students acquire the leadership skills they need for the next phase of their professional journey.

I'm also an Associate Teaching Professor of Digital Marketing at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. Since 2010, I've developed the 2nd most collegiate-level, digital marketing courses in the United States. I teach across a wide array of programs including Executive MBA, MBA@Denver, MS Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

I'm professionally passionate about digital culture, artificial intelligence and cognitive neuroscience. I'm married to an amazing woman and have two incredible children. I was raised in Colorado and spend my free time with family, cycling, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive + surf.