Re: Adobe to acquire Macromedia

Subject: Re: Adobe to acquire Macromedia
From: "Poster" <Poster -at- aurora -dot- cotse -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 12:02:34 -0400 (EDT)


Paul Pehrson said:
> Adobe and Macromedia announced today that Adobe will acquire
> Macromedia for 3.4 billion US dollars. Links on Adobe.com and
> Macromedia.com both point to the following URL:
>
> http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/invrelations/adobeandmacromedia.html
>
> Here is the techwriter-related question: How do you think the tools
you use regularly will change? Do you think Adobe will discontinue
Freehand and Fireworks in favor of Illustrator and Photoshop? What
about Go Live and Dreamweaver?

My tools won't change immediately. But I think we can expect DW and FW
to be end-of-lifed quickly.

> Do you think that the change is healthy for the graphics/web
> development market (with the end result being one company with an
enormous market share)? Do you think this is a good change or not?

Healthy? No. Good change? No. But for every reaction there's an equal
and opposite reaction, both in terms of market reaction and personal
opinion. :)

~He who posts





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Adobe to acquire Macromedia: From: Paul Pehrson

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