June 09, 2013
New Adobe drawing hardware (yes, hardware)
Did you know that Adobe started out as a hardware company? As founders John Warnock & Chuck Geschke tell it, their whole plan was to sell printers, workstations—the whole enchilada. It was only after getting hit over the head repeatedly by customers saying, “Hmm, I really just want this PostScript thing…” that they switched gears and focused entirely on software.
30-odd years later, here’s VP Michael Gough showing off “Mighty” (a pen) and “Napoleon” (a short ruler; BYO rimshot).
Of course, being incredibly juvenile, I can’t hear about this project without thinking of the SNL version of Sean Connery talking about “The Pen Is Mightier…”
Engadget has a hands-on review with the product team.