I was there at the beginning of Flash and yet, when Flash dies in 2020, I won't miss it.
When I stumbled on the technology at the 1995 Internet World Conference in San Jose, it was called "Future Splash" and made by a tiny company called Futurewave Software, Inc.
Future Splash was designed for creating web-based animations that did not use GIFs, then the prevailing internet animation and web page building block technology.
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