While Autodesk endures a $10 million lawsuit on its 25th Anniversary, Adobe also celebrates its Silver year. Pamela Pfiffner of Macworld tries to Imagine a World Without Adobe.
Unmentioned in Ms Pfiffner's mini-history is that Visio was founded by co-founders of Aldus (of PageMaker fame, which I continue to use to this day), which was then bought by Adobe.
Or that controversy of TrueType fonts, which Apple/Microsoft gave away free -- killing Adobe's market in
over high-priced fonts, but making fonts universally available for the Rest of Us. Something for which Adobe's never forgiven Microsoft. Hey, you're gonna step on a few heads on your way to monopolism.
(My silver anniversary in this industry comes up in 2010.)