A replacement for Director and Flash is born. Former Apple engineers release Flash-killing HTML5 authoring tool called Hype:
Interesting quote from Hype's developers:
"Both Deutsch and Nielsen speak of a desire to push the HTML5 standard forward and will continue to iterate on the Hype product with more interactive and animation features. The pair is looking at how to weave WebGL, a technology for creating 3D content on the web, into the Hype experience."
Some great experiments with WebGL: