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Flash is useful for video everywhere but Youtube. And it works. But for ads etc., it's best turned off.

Android is better and more useful for having Flash than not. But plugin support in the browser should be made on-demand, or turned on and off as desired.

It is. You can select to run plugins only on demand, which naturally is the only sensible way to run flash. This whole "claim" is completely silly.

Even on the desktop (ie OS X) the web becomes unusable with Flash enabled all the time. There are plugins like NoFlash that make it acceptable, and the occasional interesting Flash app makes it worthwhile.

I misspoke - I know, I have flash on my Nexus One running Froyo.

YouTube... or Vimeo, Veoh, College Humor, DailyMotion, CNN, Reuters, NYT, ESPN, NPR, TED, WSJ, ABC, CBS, Fox, and many other sites that support HTML5 video (see http://www.apple.com/ipad/ready-for-ipad/ for the iPhone/iPad compatible ones)

The only site I personally miss is Hulu, which I hear doesn't work on Android's Flash player anyway.

Those are almost all US conglomerates, and FWIW I don't watch any of them. BBC, on the other hand, does work on it.

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