Flash Petition (Was Re: FreeBSD as a Desktop Article)

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Mon Jan 9 09:09:45 PST 2006

On 2006-01-09 07:10, Eric Anderson <anderson at centtech.com> wrote:
> Nikolas Britton wrote:
> > I make all IT, purchasing, decisions at my company. I suspect
> > most other senior IT folk also make or have strong influence
> > in, purchasing, decisions at their company's. What are the
> > demographics for people who use FreeBSD? I suspect a higher
> > then normal percentage of senior IT folk make up the
> > ranks. Here's an excellent example of the point I'm trying to
> > make: Last year my company wanted to build a flash website. I
> > put my foot down and said no, not everyone can use or see
> > flash websites. Macromedia lost a $999 dollar sale.
> Same here - I also host several domains on a colocated server,
> and I tell everyone who is getting a site done to refuse flash
> for their website creation.  I point them in other directions,
> and cite that flash is not visible to everyone.  I'm sure I've
> stopped the sale of at least 10 macromedia sales, not to
> mention the sites that use flash to display product information
> losing business from those of us that are using a FreeBSD
> desktop and want to order something online.  I get frustrated,
> and find another site selling the product, or skip the purchase
> altogether.

I have a similar aversion to all sites that force Flash on their
users; especially the ones that fail miserably to implement an
'alternative' entry point.  Most of the time, I just hit "Home"
or "Back" and surf elsewhere.

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