Adobe Classroom in a Book – Get Your Learn On

Adobe Classroom in a Book: Fun projects, even if they've long since joined the history books of software lore.

Adobe Classroom in a Book: Fun projects, even if they've long since joined the history books of software lore.

Ah the books I helped create for Adobe which, the one on the right kicked off the WYSIWYG web editor revolution (and I was there!) and the one on the left faces the wall of antiquity. [Sigh] Since most people may know what PageMill is, Adobe Persuasion, which was actually one of my first projects with Adobe and their Classroom in a Book series, was basically take Microsoft PowerPoint, but make it great. I know, I know, not much of a stretch there, let alone make ANY product better than anything Microsoft makes. Still, while Microsoft at the time was bundle-happy and/or doing what they usually do to sucker people into using their crappy product, giving it away, for a GOTCHA later, Persuasion cost real money. Sure Persuasion was ten times better, it wasn’t free, and everyone likes free. Then again, Apple Keynote hit the scene, it’s bundled with iWorks, and it kicks PowerPoint’s ass (again, fish, barrel, shotgun), so maybe Adobe pulled the plug on this product too early? I had a good time working on it and, somewhere, I have a copy of it, but lack the technology to run it.