Flash demonstrates the best and worst of the Web.
The technology offers inventive opportunities for interactivity and animation in a compressed, easy-to-use format. But too often, the geeks seize the controls and let whiz-bang overtake subtlety.
Enter The New York Times. The news organization continually impresses with thoughtful, useful interactive Web graphics that uses Flash technology in some of the smartest ways on the Web.
Now, you can keep tabs on how your U.S. legislators are voting on key legislation in Congress. It is an example to emulate.