Why Flash was invented

I used to think I hated Flash. What I really hated was the way in which web developers use Flash to take over my browser and waste my time animating things superfluously. I touted it last night, but the NYTimes.com’s House election map is worth another look this morning. In addition to displaying how well-designed charts can tell stories (i.e., roll-over the yellow squares to see, real-time, why those races are still up in the air), it also displays how a little bit of Flash can go a lot longer way than a whole lot of Flash.

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