Let’s start our whirlwind tour of the new media landscape with the elephant in the room, HTML5. Despite the hoopla, this standard is far from standard. The spec won’t be finalized until 2013 and browser support is uneven, to say the least. As Jan Ozer succinctly put it, Enough With HTML5 Already. Flash is still the most sensible platform for video delivery to the desktop today, though of course iOS devices do require HTML5. So for the foreseeable future, we’re living in a dual world where there is really no choice but to support both platforms.

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