The Seattle Times: Microsoft: Why Adobe, Macromedia united for video-software fight: "Adobe Systems Chief Executive Bruce Chizen says it took the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks for him to end a two-year feud with Macromedia's Rob Burgess. Three years later, a new threat from Microsoft convinced them to combine the software companies.
'He called me and said, 'Hey Bruce, in the scheme of what's going on in the world, do you really think we should be suing each other?' ' Chizen said in an interview last week at Adobe's San Jose, Calif., headquarters. 'We got to know each other.' "