image They say a picture speaks a thousands words. In this case, I find it tongue in cheek that Adobe's CEO Bruce Chizen got up on stage, labeled Microsoft as a "monopoly" in one breath, then talked about how great the Adobe products in another whilst doing so on Windows Vista.

I also wonder at how much market share was replenished by Adobe CS2 to Adobe CS3 due to the Windows Vista's existence? or for that matter how much of the Adobe CS3 market is made up of Windows Vista.

Does this not validate Windows Presentation Foundation's (WPF) potential even further?

Sadly, I know the tone of this post is a little tongue in cheek counter argument to the Adobe's top boss but it's really disappointing to see that attitude (at that level) as it must send mixed signals to the folks below him.

I at times get feedback "take the high road with Adobe Scott".. yet I wonder if that road is available?

You can watch the keynote here and judge for yourself:
http://www.podtech.net/home/4418/adobe-flex-and-air-with-bruce-chizen-a-dreamforce07-keynote

"...When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.."

P.S
Picture was made with Adobe Photoshop CS3 & Windows Vista Snippet Tool running on an Apple iMAC (VMWare Fusion) and filed under "Brand Politics". I am never one brand, I just work for one.