• Thank you for the very nice post.

  • I started my career in desktop publishing (DTP) and saw the major impact this had on the creative and printing industry. My new job slowly eliminated the need for a stripper, typographer, layout artist and other pre-press production professionals. Some of the larger vendors started incorporating digital design into their services while others struggled to keep up with the introduction of new digital reproduction technologies. It gave the DTP a greater level of control of the final product.

    Enjoyed your article but wanted to let you know that Corel never owned Pagemaker. Aldus was the first software company that created Pagemaker then sold it to Adobe in the mid 90s. Corel bought Wordperfect and bundled their DTP suite of tools that never held a candle to Adobe’s products. I once threatened to resign a marketing director job if they did not ditch Corel for Adobe!

    • Thanks for your comments, Brian, and for catching my mistake regarding PageMaker. You’re correct in saying that Corel didn’t own that program. Also, I agree with you – and pretty much everyone else – that Adobe rules when it comes to DTP tools.

  • Kimberly also wanted to agree with your main point. Tools are tools and you still have to have talent and taste to pull it off well. Anyone can mash up a page, an ad, a poster, whatever the media. Few can make it rock that it stops people when walking by that they have to stop and ask, “What is that?” in a good way!

    Thanks for the memories of “Corel Hell”!!

  • As some one who’s grown up with computers, I couldn’t imagined difficult it would be to do anything creative. I certainly can’t draw by hand. Interesting post, thanks for sharing.

  • Thanks for the memories of “Corel Hell”!!

  • In real, all changes, the future is nanotecknologies…