Charles Chuck Geschke (1939-2021)
Charles Chuck Geschke, who lived in the San Fransico Bay Area suburb of Los Altos. Died at the age of 81 on 16th April 2021, Friday, the company said.
“ This is a huge loss for the entire Adobe community and the technology industry, for whom he has been a guide and hero for decades, ” Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen wrote in an email to the company's employees.
A Little Insight in Geschke’s life-
- Graduated with Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1973. - Worked with Xerox, where he met, John Warnock, his best friend, and future Adobe Co founder. - They Launched Adobe in 1982 in Warnock’s garage, naming the company after the Adobe Creek that ran behind Warnock's home. - Adobe’s first product, a printing language named PostScript, was launched in 1983
- Apple partners its hardware with Adobe's Software. - Adobe has developed much leading software used by creatives, to this day, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and Premiere Pro. - Geschke was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in 2008 by president Barak Obama.
But Geschke's imprint on technology will not soon be forgotten. The world has lost a great, innovative mind, and as Warnock told Adobe's current CEO Shantanu Narayen, "I could never have imagined having a better, more likable, or more capable business partner. Not having Chuck in our lives will leave a huge hole and those who knew him will all agree."
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