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Andy Ihnatko covers it perfectly:

Months ago, I installed a browser plugin for Safari called “ClickToFlash.” It blocks all Flash content. You’ll see a placeholder image in the webpage and if you want to view the content, give it a click and it’ll load in. I have not noticed any drop in my ability to enjoy the Web. What I have noticed is that my browser is faster and more responsive, and that I can leave a couple of dozen tabs and windows up for weeks without having to force-restart my Mac.

I also use ClickToFlash and a Flash-less internet has positively improved my browsing experiences.

On The Lack of Flash

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John Gruber on why he refuses to embed Flash on his site:

As for why I refuse to embed Flash, let me put it this way. I use and highly recommend ClickToFlash, which blocks all Flash content by default. Why would I publish content using a technology that I personally block by default? I truly hope to see Flash fade as the de facto standard for embedded web video, and I’m willing to put my markup where my mouth is.

I am an avid ClickToFlash user as well and until recently thought the internet was for pr0n text. It would be nice to be able to embed H.264 videos from Youtube.

Why Gruber Refuses to Embed Flash

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