Founder of Adobe and developer of PDFs dies at age 81

According to company representatives, Mr. Geschke died at his home in the permanent area of ​​San Francisco, a suburb of Los Altos, California.

“This is a huge loss for the entire Adobe community and the tech industry. For them, he’s been a guide and hero for decades,” said Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe. wrote in an email to all employees of the company.

According to Narayen, Adobe co-founders, Chuck and John Warnock have developed groundbreaking software that revolutionizes the way people create and communicate.

“They created Adobe PostScript, an advanced technology that provides a whole new way to print text and images on paper. At the same time, they have sparked the desktop publishing revolution”, Mr. Narayen added.

He said Chuck has driven constant innovation within the company, leading to some of the most transformative software inventions including some popular software such as PDF, Acrobat, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and Photoshop.

His wife Geschke said he is also very proud of his family.

“He is a famous businessman, the founder of a great company in the US and the world. And of course, he is very, very proud of it. It was a great achievement in his life. But that’s not the most important thing yet. For him, family is the most important thing, “Nancy” Nan “Geschke, 78, told Mercury News.

According to her, Mr. Geschke always called himself the luckiest man in the world.

After receiving his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, Gescheke began working at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. According to Mercury News, he met Warnock here. In 1982, the two left the company to found Adobe and develop the software together.

In 2009, Former President Barack Obama awarded the National Medal of Technology to Geschke and Warnock.

In 1992, Mercury News reported that Geschke had safely escaped the kidnapping.

One morning while working, two men arrested Geschke, threatened him with a gun and sent him to Hollister, California. He was detained for 4 days. He was 52 years old at that time.

According to the AP, a suspect who was arrested along with a $ 650,000 ransom led the police to Geschke’s detention site and rescued him.

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