People always compare ESRI to Microsoft and while there are similarities, I’ve always thought of ESRI more like Adobe. Both have professional products that focus on a section of the marketplace and both are very secretive about what goes on inside the company. Well either Hell has frozen over or pigs are flying because Adobe is now blogging. Looking at the comments you can see how happy people are to finally see some news coming out of the product development groups.
If a company such as Adobe can do it, what is holding ESRI back? Take a chance guys, your customers will love you for it.