Spam (madbodger) wrote,

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shockwave/flash complaint

While I'm a latecomer to tabbed browsing, I finally got on the bandwagon and found
what a wonderful technique it is to save time waiting for downloads. Except
for Flash animations. I'll light one off in its own tab, read other stuff until I get to it, then
open that tab. At which point the animation starts downloading, so I can
waste my time watching the "loading ... 11%" meter creep along. Why is this? It is easy
enough to set movies not to start by themselves. Do the people offering the content
want to waste my time? Does Macromedia have a vested interest in
making things more annoying? I'm not above making an open source standard for
downloadable animation in direct competition to theirs.

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