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PDF Plays the Longest Game in Tech

A recent article on Medium reveals a nugget regarding PDF usage: “…Adobe reports that in its 2020 fiscal year alone, about 303 billion PDFs were opened using its Document Cloud service, a 17% annual increase….” As the article rightly points out, PDF “has prevailed” and has “…become the one true standard — the paper of the emerging digital world.” Read “The Inside Story of How the Lowly PDF Played the Longest Game in Tech” on Medium. To understand PDF’s origins watch Adobe’s promo video fro … Read more
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February 15, 2021

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A recent article on Medium reveals a nugget regarding PDF usage:

"...Adobe reports that in its 2020 fiscal year alone, about 303 billion PDFs were opened using its Document Cloud service, a 17% annual increase...."

As the article rightly points out, PDF "has prevailed" and has "...become the one true standard — the paper of the emerging digital world."

Read "The Inside Story of How the Lowly PDF Played the Longest Game in Tech" on Medium.

To understand PDF's origins watch Adobe's promo video from 1993:

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