"With the news today that Lynch has quit Adobe to join Apple, I hope he has brushed up on his legal skills." I know that Lynch made these comments two years ago, but what you purposely ignore is that he did something that Apple hasn't done, move software into the cloud. As the CTO of Adobe, Lynch is the one that led up to the creation of the Creative and Marketing Clouds. It is this expertise that Apple wants from him, not Flash. He probably saw a challenge in iCloud, and Apple saw his skill
All fair points, I think. I would hope that Apple has big plans for him. And yes, I would hope those involve helping some of Apple’s woes in the cloud.