The mission of museum was stated as showcasing and preserving groundbreaking digital work and expert commentary to illustrate how digital media shapes and impacts today’s society.
I find it interesting Adobe has decided to launch a digital museum at a point in history where we’re seeing Flash lose relevance on the mobile devices and to a lesser extent the desktop web experience (I know, Android is now shipping with Flash).
Apple CEO Steve Jobs, while at the D8 conference, said, “Flash looks like a technology that had its day, but is waning”. There are a few factors contributing to the opinion that Flash is fading. As Jobs said, desktops are becoming the “trucks” of computing, still highly useful but not used nearly as much as smaller mobile devices like laptops, smartphones and tablets – and the desktop era is where Flash hit its peak.
We’re into our third year ‘post-iPhone’ and only within the last few months had Adobe been able to showcase a version of Flash that works well on mobile devices. Not to mention Apple has sold close to 100 million Flash-less, iOS devices (this includes iPods, iPhones and iPads).
So as we move past Flash, Adobe reasserts it’s history of excellence.
Re-living old glory days on the football field, if you will.