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WHAT IS MM THINKING? We're out here, busy trying to sell Flash as an application platform and Macromedia is bundling the Yahoo toolbar with the player? What's next, Gator?
Ok, so maybe that's a little over the top. But, this deal should have been struck the other direction. I don't think there would be any problem if Yahoo! bundled the latest flash player. It would be even better if the Yahoo! toolbar was a cool Flash app.
I think this move potentially undermines the (limited) headway that Flash is beginning to make in the enterprise space. I think I can actually hear the din of panic from network admins across the nation freaking out when they realize they just reluctantly installed Flash and this "bundled" think came along for the ride. "See! I TOLD you we should have never trusted Flash. Look how much it's going to cost us to uninstall and remove this thing."
But, you don't have to install the toolbar, you say. Well, I think there are a lot of admins out there with a huge predisposition against Flash. This just gives them the amunition they need to kill it in the organization (and Breeze, and Flex, and CFMX7 flash forms).
Can I have the guy's/gal's job that gets fired for making this deal? Just kidding. (but not really.)