He also concludes that it will be the web designers, not the "technocrats nor the programmers" who will make the final determination in this argument.
The real battle is in the hearts and eyes of the artists who are paid to create incredibly beautiful objects in the span of just a few hours. The designers will make the final determination. As long as Flash and its cousins Flex and Shockwave remain the simplest tools for producing drop-dead gorgeous Websites, they'll keep their place on the Internet.
As it is now, a really well-rounded web designer will need to find a balance between the two.