Scoble wonders why there's no interest in the new Acrobat 8:
Then I went to Google Blog Search and Technorati and did searches for other bloggers who are covering the new Acrobat announcements. Nothing. Even CNET’s News.com has nothing up about it. You would think that at least someone would post the ceremonial “that sucks” kind of commentary. But, no, just silence. It’s like everyone is reading about the HP scandal and forgot that other stuff could happen.
Interesting. But if some new video service or a new Web 2.0 company or service were announced right now (even from my own company) it’d get covered all over the place.
Well, it's probably because people already know what Acrobat is, so a new version of it simply isn't that interesting (in the "breaking news" sense). As a Product Manager, I know very well how hard it is to get anyone excited about the next version of a product that's been around for years.
Oh, and about that video - a screencast would have been far, far more useful there - sure, have the intro with the Adobe PM, but then flip to a screencast. I'd rather see the product than watch camera zooming.