Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th May 2013 20:17 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces "Adobe first launched Creative Suite 1 back in 2003, and now, ten years and six versions later, the company is taking a left turn: Adobe is abandoning its Creative Suite entirely to focus efforts on Creative Cloud."
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by hhas on Tue 7th May 2013 12:17 UTC in reply to "comment"
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People in different countries earn different salaries for the same job, but software is priced the same.

Hah, I wish (emphasis mine). Here in the UK, Adobe, like Apple, has a long and proud pricing tradition of simply swapping dollar ($) signs for pound (£) ones. So Adobe's UK customers actually pay more than their US customers, a tradition I am delighted to report is continued into their new Creative Cloud model (the full $49.99 US service is £46.88 in the UK, a $22/£14 premium).

I think you'll also find sympathies in developed countries tempered on account of the lower cost of salaries and living in less developed countries (plus rampant piracy) enabling graphic shops in the latter countries to vastly undercut those in the former who've seen a lot of their contracts march abroad these last few years.

Full props, mind, to all those individuals in the developing world seizing the bull by the horns and working hard to make their own lives better. Less props to those of us in the developed world who've grown so complacent in our privilege, as we're in for a shock soon. And I've no doubt somebody's getting insanely (and probably undeservedly) rich on top of it all too.

But the only thing quite a few UK workers are getting these days is their P45s, so unless you're in the 1% then it turns out life can be [relatively] thorny no matter where you are.

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