PakTribune.com, the online version of the Pakistan Tribune, is running a story today on how, with the merging of powerful back-ends and usable front-ends, the true power of the Internet is just now becoming a reality. To quote: “One of the most recent signs of this new evolutionary phase is the merger of Macromedia, creator of Flash, and Allaire, creator of ColdFusion. This merger of user interface and data management is the picture perfect example of the dawn of a new era.” Recent? Humm. The story, at http://www.paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=47100, turns out to be a semi-indirect and no-so-subtle ad for a specific product from a specific partner. Still, I kind of like the premise: CF+Flash=Web as a Profitable Business Tool.