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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Comment by gan17
by gan17 on Tue 7th May 2013 04:04 UTC
gan17
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2008-06-03

I just watched some video where this guy was dispelling myths (offline use, storage, forced upgrades, etc) about Creative Cloud.

His name was Paul Something and his title/job-description was supposedly "Adobe Evangelist". Lolwut? Do people willingly go around admitting they're brand evangelists these days? That's just .... retarded.

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RE: Comment by gan17
by cyrilleberger on Tue 7th May 2013 07:55 in reply to "Comment by gan17"
cyrilleberger Member since:
2006-02-01

Lolwut? Do people willingly go around admitting they're brand evangelists these days? That's just .... retarded.

When they are paid by the brand for it, it does make sense, doesn't it ?

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RE: Comment by gan17
by Lennie on Tue 7th May 2013 09:00 in reply to "Comment by gan17"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Some companies have a person that talks to (potential) users or developers about the technical abilities of their product or service and call such a person an evangelist. They give presentations, workshops, etc.

I agree with you, I don't particularly like how they named it either.

So far there was only one person when I heard his title I didn't cringe. That would be one of the real fathers of the Internet Vint Cerf he is the Chief Internet Evangelist at Google:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vint_Cerf

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RE: Comment by gan17
by lucas_maximus on Wed 8th May 2013 01:38 in reply to "Comment by gan17"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Yes they do. It is quite normal. This guy is talking about IE and he is a Microsoft Evangelist:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvtHb6tBx6Y

There isn't a lot of the bullshitting that you would expect, mainly because a technical audience would be turned off by it right away.

I've often met with 3rd parties and tbh most of it is straight talking.

Edited 2013-05-08 01:39 UTC

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