"Remember the scene in Aliens where the baby alien emerges from the guy's stomach? Flash has been tunneling deeply in the innards of browsers and web site development, and its latest iteration (Flash MX) looks like a full-blown attempt to emerge and kill its host in the process."
-- Simon St. Laurent, Macromedia reinvents the Web
And judging from the amount of FUD that Macromedia is spreading about SVG, he would appear to be right. It looks like we're facing Microsoft all over again.