The Fourth Horseman of the Flashpocalypse

by Thomas Brady

There it is.

The Porn Industry.

Okay, not the whole industry, yet. One publisher is going on the record saying he doesn’t really care if Flash on Android is a success, “Mobile browsers run HTML 5 very well. Flash brings everything to a crawl and has an impact on battery life. With HTML 5, there is no reason to show our content in Flash.”

If this guy has any influence on his industry, this is a big deal.

Just ask Wikipedia:

The porn industry has been considered influential in deciding format wars in media, including being a factor in the VHS vs. Betamax format war (the videotape format war) and in the Blu-ray vs. HD DVD format war (the high-def format war).

Thanks to James for the heads up. I’ll forgive that he tried to link me to Gizmodo. : P