Apple and Google's recent pithy exchanges with each other remind me of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit. I think we're at the point in the story where the dwarves and elves are about to battle it out, just before both are simultaneously attacked by a massive army of goblins.
Since it came out a couple years ago, I've held onto a fascination of sorts with the Adobe AIR runtime. The idea of developing desktop applications with web technologies is very appealing to me. In the past few days I've finally got around to writing Adobe AIR support directly into my Hierophant PHP framework.