Macromedia Acquired by Adobe

Breaking news!

一个同学突然跟我说"瓦卡卡,PDF比SWF厉害啊",本来不以为然,PDF和SWF本来就不具可比性。然而Reuter的消息却让我瞠目结舌。

http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/invrelations/adobeandmacromedia.html

http://www.macromedia.com/macromedia/proom/pr/2005/adobe_macromedia.html

来到MM首页,那个宣传Flash is Mobile的小狗不见了,却是Macromedia And Adobe Join Forces

SAN JOSE, Calif. – April 18, 2005 – Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Macromedia (Nasdaq: MACR) in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion.

很难接受,非常难过。软件业也是是非之地,利益之上。技术不管有没有潜力,也不管有没有被充分发挥,到一定时候总要变。"The engineers are all excellent, but the business group is evil"。本来还以为算个强强联手,然而Adobe却说是acquiring。(但我仍然觉得是强强联手)

作为软件开发人员,或者说是软件业的关注着,这些事情理应见怪不怪,然而每每发生,我都难以平静。

关于这次并购,我有很多想法,譬如两者的产品该如何调整。但是不想写出来了,因为如何调整根本就是Stockholders的事儿。技术仅仅是他们赚钱的工具罢了。

软件公司永远以资为本,但软件应以人为本。即使心情难以平静,我们能做的还是原来说的:

做好自己正做的事儿,技术无贵贱,因为创造力在开发者的脑子里。

以敏锐的眼光关注业界,不失时机地介入你看好的方向。

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