Multimedia Merger Completed

So the big merger is finally complete. Only dawned on me today (happened at the weekend)!Adobe has officially eaten up Microsoft…. err… Macromedia. Yes… thats it.

There’s the simplest of lessons in there – if you can’t beat the opposition, make sure and bloody well buy them out! At least they’re keeping Dreamweaver and Flash alive! Through WIT I had the chance to work on a daily basis (and nightly basis) for over 4 years solid on the whole family of Adobe and Macromedia products… but you always had your favourites. You could always say that one was better than the other at something… but now there’s no competition! If Adobe screw something up, who’s gonna argue, or try beat their product off the shelf?

A little hint of Microsoft off this one? I think so…

Anyone interested can read a full PDF of details on the acquisition here.


  1. Sean December 7, 2005 at 11:38 pm

    Good move to make by them.. Who are you going to buy out ken?

  2. Ken December 8, 2005 at 8:57 am

    Oh I dunno, Windmill Lane, RTE, maybe Microsoft – haven’t decided yet about RTE though 😉

  3. Sean December 8, 2005 at 10:26 am

    yeah RTE could be a risky one! 😉

  4. Ken December 8, 2005 at 10:27 am

    Risky but could be fun! Save paying for a TV license anyway if you own the station!

  5. Sean December 8, 2005 at 7:49 pm

    lol! 🙂 You could have Channel 4.. The Ken Channel!

  6. Ken December 9, 2005 at 9:02 am

    Yeah, they’ve got some good stuff on that channel4 !!

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