You might assume the story of computer software giant Adobe is standard corporate fare, but Adobe’s history is a tale of humble beginnings, countless inventions and a kidnapping. YouTube channel ColdFusion has released a fantastic video on its history.
The video tells of how Charles Geschke and John Warnock left Xerox PARC in 1982 to found Adobe from the latter’s garage. The pair had developed the page description language PostScript, but with little interest from Xerox they struck out on their own and Adobe was born (named after a stream that passed by John’s house).
ColdFusion tells of how PostScript revolutionized printing and would play a key role in the emerging laser printers, which were vastly superior to the crude…