Originally Posted by cfountain72
Thanks for your reply, but no, it's not that easy to stop using existing technology. Firms invest hundreds of thousands (sometimes millions) of dollars in hiring, training, and licenses around particular technologies.
I cannot see anyone spending so much money on Flash development that they cannot move away from it. None of the major media companies invest themselves in one technology to the degree that they are inflexible. Disney is going to use what it can reach its audience, they aren't so dogmatic about which technology they need to use.
Mind you, this (Flash) is a technology that apears to offer the required aesthetic flexibility for these companies. The simple fact is that it works fine for 95% of the folks they are trying to reach. You can't just 'stop using it' unless you have a compelling alternative that can be used productively by the folks already on your payroll. Otherwise, you are talking about creating an entire department from scratch to create iPad-friendly websites? (Notice, I didn't say Apps, but websites.)
Flash works well on desktops/notebooks. Machines with ample resources to drive its inefficient code. Flash has little to no presence on mobile devices. Mobile devices will soon be the primary way that most people access the web. That's why its important for Adobe that it doesn't get cut out.
So, my question stands: "What is this 'better' alternative?"