Last Stop On This Train

I’ve finally arrived at my last stop on the Adobe Creative Suite 3 Launch Tour (Asia Pacific section). Hong Kong is one of the most high-tech cities in the world and flat panel TV screens are used for advertising wherever you go — even in the subway. They don’t seem to be too concerned about theft.

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I know it’s a little hard to tell that it’s a flat panel display, but trust me it is…

I’m looking forward to getting back to San Francisco to resume blogging about new CS3 features, but for now here’s the view from the back of the room in HK. Thomas DiMeo, our Director of Product Management for Creative Suite, is speaking to the crowd.

There’s another room downstairs with another 500 or so people watching the event via a video feed. Sure are a lot of folks out there . . .

These trips are great because I get to meet and talk to so many Adobe customers. I get handed demo reels by many of them, and my favorite part is getting to watch ‘em on the 14 hour flight home (which is currently staring me down like an angry elephant — I need to leave for Hong Kong airport shortly).

There really is nothing like going back home. For those of you in the SF Bay Area, I’ll be giving a talk at the Bay Area Motion Graphics User Group (BAMG) at the Apple Store in SF on May 7 at 6pm. Jim Tierney, founder and “Chief Anarchist” of the After Effects plug-in developer Digital Anarchy, is the brilliant and affable leader of this group, so if you’re in the area please do come on down.

But for now, it’s farewell to Asia… see you next time.

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The most beautiful skyline in the world . . . after the Manhattan skyline that is (naturally).