Chapter 5: My First PDF Library

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Opening Quote  

The quote "Men who are doers can also be thinkers, but the thinking is done on the move, in the midst of events” was taken from the sixth book in the Masters of Rome series by Colleen McCullough. I read the first three book in Dutch; the rest in English.
Master of Rome series Colleen McCullough

Acrobat History

This is a picture of the paper for "The Camelot Project" by John Warnock , displayed in the Acrobat museum in Adobe's Headquarters in San Jose:
The Camelot Paper John Warnock
© private collection Lowagie-Willaert

When writing the book, I tried to check the story of the tentative names for Acrobat online, but I didn't find any references. What I wrote about the choosing a name for Acrobat is based on the notes I took in Seattle during the talk Stories from the early history of Acrobat and PDF by Bob Wullf on August 15, 2013.
Bob Wulff talking about the history of PDF and Acrobat

Other PDF Libraries in 1998

When searching for a PDF library in 1998, I found two projects:

Unless someone can point me to more recent information, I think it's safe to say that both projects died a silent death.

Book Quotes  

Movie References

The sentence "A Lowagie always pays his debts" is a reference to the Game of Thrones quote: "A Lannister always pays his debts."

Soundtrack for this Chapter  

I listen to music, but my taste in music is questionable. I've selected a handful of songs for every chapters. Sometimes, there's a link to the chapter, sometimes I just like the song.

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