jan 9

The Future Is Yesterday

I was having one of those "alternate history" moments this morning. Like, what would have happened if Adobe had not purchased Macromedia? (Would Flash be dying or could it have been purchased and refined by Apple?) Or what if Microsoft and Yahoo had merged three years ago?

Vaguely related: Hacker News randomly brought up a Paul Graham post called Microsoft Is Dead to the homepage today. It was written three years ago.

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I worked at Vail under Robert Urwiler who was CIO at Macromedia when that acquisition happened and he had some good thoughts on it. I would've loved to have Apple buy macromedia and be writing iPhone apps with Flex. Maybe 2011 is the year where we all just agree to write javascript.

posted by rico at 2:35 AM on January 11, 2011

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