Adobe did something good this week, releasing a new version of its Flash Player software with automatic updating capabilities.
They also did something truly awful—using their update page to push a third-party scareware program designed to separate naïve PC users from their cash.
This would be a pretty despicable thing for anyone to do, but it's especially puzzling to see it coming from Adobe, a company that most computer-savvy users hold in somewhat high regard. I just don't get it. Are they in such dire financial straits that the cash is worth the taint on their name?
Things like this are what happen when you don't respect your users.