Apple’s Macintosh encouraged people to become computer users. Aldus PageMaker helped convince them that they could also become publishers.
PageMaker, introduced in 1985, complemented Apple’s LaserWriter printer. Along with other Mac-specific publishing programs, it helped play midwife to the birth of desktop publishing, a revolutionary new way of sharing information.
Included with Illustrator version 1.0 was a videotape starring Warnock demonstrating features of the Macintosh program that, he said, “addresses the professional illustration market and has a lot of capabilities that you won’t find in other programs.”View Artifact Detail
Few software companies did more than Adobe to realize the computer’s potential as a design tool.
Founded it 1982, Adobe worked with Apple to create the PostScript Page Description Language, ensuring that what you saw on screen matched what you got in print. Adobe’s Illustrator, Photoshop, and other applications revolutionized graphic design.