Adobe Flash Mega-Fail

The latest Flash update (e2c7b for the Mac) includes FOUR promotional installs. The first, Yahoo search and “make Yahoo my home page” is especially pernicious. I don’t know what happens if you just click “Skip” without unchecking the two boxes under the “Advanced” option — and I’m not going to find out the hard way.  I rate this as an Adobe Flash mega-fail.

Especially repulsive is MacKeeper, undoubtedly the most over-hyped product on the internet. For what the company is spending on advertising they could have produced a decent product. (Yes, I tried it once for about 10 minutes, then uninstalled it immediately.)

Come on, Adobe. Flash is a dead-end product anyway. Do you really need to drain every last penny out of it?

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About Tony Lima

Tony Lima has been working with technology, economic modeling, forecasting, and market research for 40 years. His background makes him uniquely qualified to navigate this varied landscape. Begin with his education: B.S. in chemical engineering from M.I.T. , M.B.A. from Harvard, Ph.D. in economics from Stanford. His day job was professor of economics at California State University, East Bay. He retired in 2016 to devote his time to consulting and writing. But he has found time to: write (eight books and over 100 articles ranging from wine economics to detailed analyses of meta-language code generators) consult with companies ranging from Microsoft to CEDEX keep his expertise up-to-date, constantly reading and sorting through the avalanche of information available daily maintain three blogs: Wine Research, Wine Economics, and Economic Policy Local policy analysis: Los Altos

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