Very nice response to questions about whether we actually want branded widgets or rich clients on our desktops, and whether or not we should be thought of as “consumers”.
“Applications need to realize that there is a shift in the conversation when a user moves from web site to desktop and celebrate it. Applications need to focus on the transition users make when they move from consumer to creator and build experiences around it.”
At Adobe’s analyst even last week I got the chance to meet Gabor (very briefly) and Teknision’s CTO Tony MacDonnall (over beers). They built the finetune app, which I didn’t really engage with because I am a last.fm/emusic bigot. I may try and overcome my prejudices, because Ryan says finetune is good. But don’t hold your breath. That said-last.fm could definitely build a better streaming player.