John Gruber after receiving confirmation that new Macs will not ship with Adobe Flash Player installed:

This also absolves Apple of responsibility for the distribution of Flash Player security updates. Recall the controversy last year when Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6) shipped with a slightly older version of Flash Player, with a few known security vulnerabilities. Henceforth, Flash Player security updates for Mac OS X are Adobe’s problem, not Apple’s.

That is ominous enough – I was curious to see if the MacBook Air in the Apple Store had Flash on it or not, but I have yet to be able to get my hands on one (a source tells me the stores in Seattle are getting shipments and will have them on display this afternoon).