7 Nov 2007

The History of PDF…

Posted by khk

… OK, not the complete history, but here is a very interesting piece of history about the Distiller, as recorded by James C. King (Principal Scientist at Adobe):

The Distiller Story

I did not know that the idea of the Distiller was actually created when John Warnock worked on the first PostScript printer. The whole story reminded me of the time when I did program in PostScript. Unrolling loops and other optimization techniques were part of my repertoire. Had I only known that I could have used a PostScript interpreter to do all that work…

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