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This new feature in Photoshop CS5 will further erode the public's trust in photography and more specifically in photojournalism. Just recently, I was admiring a large photo hanging in an airport. A mother and her young son were discussing the photo, when the son said, "Oh mom, it's not real, they photoshop everything."
Entry no.: 896
14 Nov 2009, 11:52 AM
From the answers on Brandchannel's forum at "Will Windows 7 revive Microsoft’s brand?" question:
"Microsoft has taken a page from Big Tobacco's play book: how to brand an unwanted, unhealthy, unbreakable addiction? Give them several apparent "choices": regular, light and ultra-light. Still gonna kill ya in the end, though."
—Steve Russell, CEO, The Really Cool Network.
Entry no.: 864
21 Oct 2009, 5:18 PM
Fake Steve piece by Dan Lyons: NY Times all but says it: Ballmer must go.
The scariest one, if you're Ballmer, is the following quote from an investor whose fund recently bought 800,000 shares of Borg stock:
"I am willing to give the present management another 15 months."
Oops. Very oops.
Along the same lines: Why the Borg's copycat business model no longer works.
Entry no.: 852
10 Oct 2009, 12:13 PM
"President Obama Thursday picked Adobe Systems co-founders Charles Geschke and John Warnock to receive one of the nation's highest honors bestowed on scientists, engineers and inventors — the National Medal of Technology and Innovation."
Software companies are the new armies, aren't they.
Merlin Mann on the state of Adobe apps:
Each release of the Adobe apps I use (and used to so depend on) feels less stable, more bloated, and — easy as this was to overlook for a REALLY long time — increasingly less Mac-like. Or at least less OS X-like. They feel like sketches of OS X applications, drawn from memory.
Designers are practically living inside these apps, so every little point of friction (like the less Mac-like UI) becomes a pain in time.
These guys want Adobe to release FreeHand code and licensing to the opensource community for maintenance and further development — or provide updates. Otherwise: class action antitrust lawsuit.
Yes, it's a 100% Don Quixotesque affair, but let's face it: we're stuck with only one good vector drawing app: Adobe Illustrator. One. No choice. That can't be good.
In an unexpected yet truly visionary move, Adobe ads to Illustrator not one but two breakthrough features present in that competing product since last century: 'multiple artboards' and 'bleed'. I feel so young.
And if we are really, really lucky, we might even live to see the day when a 'clipping mask' will really clip and mask in outline view — just like in that competing product from last century.
Advanced tech, indistinguishable from magic — "this new method of image resizing looks for seams (not simple columns or rows) of pixels with the 'least energy' both vertically and horizontally in the image and then uses this to enable resizing without losing important image content such as human subjects or other detail." [via DPReview]
The scandal regarding Adobe CS3 Euro rip-off is climbing. Read The Register's coverage here, as well as the pricing analysis and Adobe's insolent answers here. Also please sign the petition "Fair pricing for European Software" if you haven't signed it yet (unless, of course, you enjoy being ripped off).
Entry no.: 116
13 Apr 2007, 11:56 AM
«We, the undersigned, request that Adobe revises their pricing for Europe and apply fair pricing for European countries. If this is not possible, we request a valid explanation of why Adobe sells their products 190% of the US price to its European customers.» Sign the petition.