Adobe is planning on combining Flash Player and Acrobat Reader? As Todd says, “I don’t know about you, but I just got an acrid taste in my mouth”.
Update: John Dowdell notes that Adobe has clarified their position re: the above combination: “we will continue delivering the Flash Player as a small, efficient runtime for content and applications on the web”. (thx, neil)
John Gruber’s plain English version of the Adobe/Macromedia Acquisition FAQ. “Please also note that PDF is an excellent format for sending out resumes.”
Macromedia may be a bit concerned about Ajax competing with Flash’s XML socketing. “Kevin [Lynch] specifically wanted to explore the possibility of hooking into the Ajax system with Flash, via Flex.”
Whoa! Adobe to buy Macromedia?!!?!?!. Wow! ??!!?!??!! I don’t think there’s enough room in my MT database for all the question marks and exclamation points I want to use here.