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September 29th, 2009

Adobe-Omniture, Part 2

After my first glib reaction to the Adobe-Omniture deal, this past Friday it struck me that the proposed acquisition by Adobe deserves a lot more scrutiny. So I’ve set myself the task to prepare a detailed in-depth report on the topic and publish it by next Monday. I’ve collected all of the interesting articles and…

September 26th, 2009

Adobe Co-Founders to Receive National Medal of Technology and Innovation

I missed this story a week ago in the San Jose Mercury-News. According to its web site: “President Barack Obama…picked Adobe Systems co-founders Charles Geschke and John Warnock to receive…the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.” According to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, “The National Medal of Technology and Innovation… is the highest honor…

September 16th, 2009

The Adobe-Omniture deal: Does it Make Sense?

This is the VERY obvious title I’ve pulled from a good ZDNet blog by Larry Dignan today. Tonight I wrote to the Wall Street Journal reporters on the story (as there was no room for commenting): “My first thought was that Adobe needed to spend a bunch of that cash they’ve got lying around to…

February 17th, 2009

The Biggest Threat to Windows is Netbooks

Two very interesting blogs/articles on ZDNet cover a fascinating story from slightly different angles. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes points out something that I never imagined happening in my lifetime: The price of PCs, in particular of netbooks, is dropping so fast that soon the operating system (at least the Windows operating system), threatens to become more expensive…

October 27th, 2008

Quark Decides It’s Better to Join ‘Em Than Beat Them

Today Quark made a significant announcement: “…Quark announced groundbreaking innovation in automated workflow publishing by extending the capabilities of Quark Publishing System 8 (QPS 8) to include support for both QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign. QPS users now have the flexibility to use QuarkXPress with QuarkCopyDesk and Adobe InDesign with Adobe InCopy at the component level…