Short News Update
Earlier this month, in an interview with the New York Times, Adobe CEO, Bruce Chizen, mentioned a couple of future plans Adobe has for its product line.
In the cards, is the next update of Adobe’s Creative Suite which is scheduled for next spring, notable as it’ll be integrating technology from it’s recent Macromedia acquisition (hold onto your mouse for that one!).
And for the chronic PDF makers and/or users out there, mark your calendars, the upcoming release of Acrobat 8 is scheduled for the end of 2006. No details as of yet.
Short Side Musings
In the interview, the Adobe CEO was questioned about how consumers were reacting to Adobe Flash-enabled handsets.
And in response, Chizen noted that communicating digital content is what keeps Adobe going. With the growing trend of creating content for e-community pages and for sites with downloadable media, helping users to communicate that content gives Adobe its permanent foothold in the industry.
Nothing surprising here, nothing new there.
However, it was interesting to read along as he pointed out that everyday things– magazine layouts, newspaper fonts, graphic images on packaging, have all, more than likely, been in contact with an Adobe software application or tool at one point or another. . . .Take the time to take and look around yourselves. Do you see Adobe?
It gives you a slightly different perspective on things—an Adobe PDF perspective, that is.
Chizen made a valid point in the interview: “Adobe is everywhere you look.” And in our PDF world, it is.