Lynda Weinman on What\'s Next for Flash in 2006

(  In 2005, Kevin Lynch, chief software architect for Macromedia, wrote a white paper (available on Macromedia’s Web site) that defined the idea of Flash as a platform. This is the perfect term for what Flash has become; an umbrella technology that publishes graphics, sound, video, and programmable applications that can stand alone as executables, can be published to game consoles or mobile devices, or published via the Internet. Because Flash contains a programming language, called ActionScript, it can interface with middleware and servers. This makes it possible to create dynamic content, whereby Flash graphics, sound, and video can accept input from a server or a client. Read more