The thought-leaders, and the wing-nuts are starting to weigh in on the Adobe-Macromedia merger.

Today’s “Whistling Past the Graveyard” Award goes to Tim Bray, Director of Web Technologies at Sun, whose apparent focus on Java renders him incapable of understanding the value proposition of Flash. No wonder Java continues to stagnate! My partner Justin said it best in a comment on Mike Chambers’ blog:

So I realize Sun has been whistling past the graveyard for a while now about Java applets, but that blog entry makes me think he is now the drum major for a pretty hefty marching band marching by the aforementioned graveyard.

Some amusing comments from Spike-Fu also help place the “Braying” ;-) in context:

Johnny Script kiddie not knowing about stuff like that I can understand, but the director of web technologies at Sun should at least have some sort clue.

Indeed!

Dave Shea’s comments are also pretty interesting, for a developer’s perspective. Jason Kottke has quite helpfully summed up a lot of the blog-world’s thoughts on this issue too, so check that out too for some great insights.