New Flash

FlashMacromedia officially announced the next version of Flash today called Flash MX. I guess it’s pretty much impossible to launch a new product these days without including an “X” in its name somewhere. It looks great nevertheless, and I’m actually onboard with Macromedia’s ambitions to make it a full-fledged development platform. The product has come a long way from its beginnings in the pen computing market, as detailed in this historical account by creator Jonathan Gay.