Adobe PR on Searchable Flash Content

This is why I think today’s news about Google and Yahoo indexing Flash content is bad news:

Adobe is providing optimized Adobe Flash Player technology to Google and Yahoo! to enhance search engine indexing of the Flash file format (SWF) and uncover information that is currently undiscoverable by search engines.

It’s completely closed and opaque. Adobe is only providing the magic recipe to Google and Yahoo; all other search engines remain locked out.

Tuesday, 1 July 2008