Is Google on track to kill Flash and Silverlight via HTML5?

Something i read on this morning on the train to work reminded me of an earlier thought i had on HTML5 vs Flash. The comment that rang out from the article they were quoting was:

The final blow will be the day that YouTube switches off Flash and starts streaming only to HTML5 browsers. On that day all browsers will be HTML5 compatible or they will perish in the flames of user outrage.

Since becoming aware of YouTube’s beta testing of HTML5 video i’ve had that option set as my default – this is for me an interesting area to keep an eye on. The article over at The Daily Maverick is well worth a read.

YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen

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