I was still at Microsoft when they announced plans to dominate the cloud. The chosen mantra was “We’re all in!”
Ugh! I refused to say it. I found it vaguely dirty minded (yes, that borders on hypocritical but I am not a multi-national world-renowned company).
Well, my opinions of the cloud be damned. Years later, it seems that everybody is doing it. I was disappointed when Adobe announced the Creative Cloud and that they would not ship another physical product beyond CS6.
I’ve put it off for years and I am now several versions behind the latest and greatest versions.
So I’m taking the plunge but it wasn’t as easy as it should have been. A little history is in order, please bear with me.
A long time ago, there was a company called Macromedia. They made a web-based piece of software you might have heard of – Flash. They also made a program for creating websites called Dreamweaver. I bought their suite of tools way back in 2001. Then one day, Adobe bought Macromedia.
That wasn’t a bad thing really. It was a good match and brought some incredible tools to Adobe’s other incredible tools.
Then I moved to Texas. When I upgraded to the new Adobe Creative Suite series, I had to prove my registration of the former-Macromedia suite. But the Adobe ID account did not accept my Texas address. It was linked to Canada and could not be changed. For tax reasons is the official excuse.
So I made a new Adobe ID account and used that happily for several Creative Suite upgrades.
Now I am going through that process all over again but in reverse. Adobe support has apparently changed the country on my account (so much for being impossible).
Hopefully I will have the new applications installed before I finally have to get to bed for work tomorrow…