Happy 10th Birthday to You, InDesign!
My, how time flies! Ten years ago today, InDesign was born (that’s the technical term for “Adobe shipped 1.0”). In the early days, like any infant, it was unready and required constant care and vigilance. Many people were concerned about its future, noting that it was slow and occasionally unresponsive. Fortunately, a few believers (including its considerably large group of parents) kept at it — urging, encouraging, and (dare we say it?) teaching the little bugger new tricks until it was ready to toddle on its own.
Looking back over the past 10 years, I can think of nothing but jingles, lyrics, and marketing slogans:
- “ready or not, here I come!”
- “we’ve come a long way, baby.”
- “what a long, strange trip it’s been.”
I’ll continue this discussion in the next issue of InDesign Magazine, including a number of reminiscences from industry leaders. But in the meantime, eat some cake, pull some party crackers, and join me in singing… Happy birthday to you, feliz cumpleaños a ti, Joyeux Anniversaire Adobe InDesign, Zum Geburtstag viel Glück!
(Feel free to add your greetings in other languages, or other memories you may have of the “10 years of InDesign” below.)