backgrounder on the middleware battle of the Flash-Flex-Spry-Apollo widgets and Microsoft Expressions-Vista:
"...the new Adobe/Macromedia is trying to break Windows, using Flash. Most people in the tech community are viewing this as a battle over web graphics, but it's really about next-generation applications in general, which cuts to the heart of the Windows franchise. Adobe's plan is extremely ambitions, and I think it might even work."
more at Mobile Opportunity...and during Adobe Developer Week starting June 12.