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PDF Evolution and Compatibility: A Personal Anecdote

PDF Evolution and Compatibility: A Personal Anecdote

Adobe senior principal scientist Jim King recently posted an item on his blog introducing a paper he authored titled "On the Evolution of PDF." In that document, King discusses how Adobe Systems has worked to maintain the compatibility of their Portable Document Format (PDF) while continuing to enhance its capabilities. King describes three types compatibility … Continue reading PDF Evolution and Compatibility: A Personal Anecdote

The Return of the Revenge of the Webtop

The Return of the Revenge of the Webtop

As the oft-repeated story goes, in the latter half of the 1990s, Netscape co-founder Mark Andreessen boasted that Netscape would reduce Microsoft Windows to "a set of poorly debugged device drivers." What he meant, of course, was that software development would move from native operating system applications to the web. The web browser would become … Continue reading The Return of the Revenge of the Webtop

Adobe Flash Player 10 Ported to Most Smartphones — Except the iPhone

Adobe Flash Player 10 Ported to Most Smartphones — Except the iPhone

In today's Adobe Systems Q2 earnings call, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen said that Adobe is seeing "tremendous adoption" of Flash across not just PCs, but all kinds of devices. Narayen stated that Adobe has ported Flash Player 10 to multiple smartphone platforms, including Google's Android, Windows Mobile, Symbian, and Palm WebOS. A beta release of … Continue reading Adobe Flash Player 10 Ported to Most Smartphones — Except the iPhone

Flash on the iPhone: The Story Behind the Stories

Flash on the iPhone: The Story Behind the Stories

How likely is it that we will see Adobe's Flash running on Apple's iPhone? Like the blind men touching different parts of the elephant and perceiving the creature variously as a snake, a rope, a spear, and a tree trunk, the answer to the question may depend on the source of your information. Consider the … Continue reading Flash on the iPhone: The Story Behind the Stories