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Macromedia bites the dust

Monday, December 05, 2005 6:47:18 PM

It's official -- Adobe's acquisition of Macromedia, that is. The Macromedia home page now says "Adobe -- formerly Macromedia". I don't have a lot of experience dealing with Adobe, but hopefully they will let the core MM team do what they do best. Unfortunately, there seems to be some confusion on Adobe's end as to what Flash is. Colin Moock reports on his blog that Flash and Acrobat are somehow merging. That makes about as much sense as merging an Mac Mini with a Mack Truck. Acrobat is the scourge of the Internet and should be forever removed from any online experience. It's not that great as a desktop file format either. It's archaic, clumsy, and bloated. Trying to read and navigate an Acrobat document is like trying to trim your hair with a lawnmower. Adobe doesn't even have copy/paste right -- and that should be the number one feature in a document viewing application. Acrobat Reader is one of those things you load because you have to, not because you want to.

Category tags: Macromedia/Adobe, Dreamweaver, ColdFusion

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