Adobe celebrates the 20th anniversary of Photoshop this year and for any of you who have ever launched the application I'm sure, like me, the name Thomas Knoll has crossed your mind. He's the first name you see on the list of developer credits, right below where it says 'scanning TWAIN menu items'...
Well anyway...here he is! It's Knoll, in the flesh, reminiscing with fellow Photoshop founders John Knoll, Russell Brown, and Steve Guttman about the early days and subsequent impact of their killer app.
Adobe's video production crew have made these superstar programmers look about as cool as...well...about as cool a software programmer can look, with some o-so-soft lighting schemes, a bottle of Ernest and Julio Gallo and a natty Roaring 20s soundtrack all adding a certain panache to the celebrations.
Happy birthday Photoshop!
Thursday, February 25, 2010