Posted by: Anonymous
on January 07, 2008 12:18 PM
My father was a typesetter, and was present when Kodak announced the PhotoCD at a conference in Australia. Back then, Kodak positioned PhotoCD as a consumer device, for people who wanted to look at photos on their TV. My father would've been one of the first people, if not the first, to tell Kodak that PhotoCD would be much more suitable for pre-press. The Kodak rep's response? "We don't think PhotoCD has real application in the printing industry". The rest is history. But it has certainly raised my awareness of the dangers of trusting your data with proprietary technology that could fall out of favour. The few people who bought home Photo CD players have probably learnt this lesson too.