Business Wire, Nov 16, 1998

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 1998--

Selected by Computer Reseller News and Boston's Computer Museum

John E. Warnock, cochairman and chief executive of Adobe Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADBE), will be inducted into the Computer Industry Hall of Fame tonight at a ceremony in conjunction with the Comdex computer show being held here. Warnock, a resident of Los Altos, Calif., is one of 10 computer-industry visionaries selected for the Hall of Fame by the editors of CMP Media's Computer Reseller News and The Computer Museum in Boston.

"John Warnock is a pioneer of desktop publishing," said Robert Faletra, editor-in-chief of Computer Reseller News. "His contributions will have long-lasting effects not only on the industry but also on the worldwide business community."

Warnock and partner Charles Geschke founded Adobe Systems Inc., in 1982 and altered the ancient process of applying print to paper, sparking one of the most explosive movements in the high-technology industry--desktop publishing. He is described as a man consumed by his quest to forever change the art of publishing. Warnock has been a leader in desktop publishing since the 1970s when he worked at Xerox Corp.

Other 1998 inductees are: Paul Allen, Vulcan Northwest (cofounder of Microsoft); Tim Berners-Lee, M.I.T. (developer of the World Wide Web); Dan Bricklin, Trellix Corp. (creator of Visicalc); Ross Cooley, (developer of Compaq's channel program); Larry Ellison, Oracle Corp.; Bronson Ingram, founder of Ingram Industries; Charles Wang, Computer Associates; and Steve Wozniak, cofounder of Apple Computer.

The industry Hall of Fame was created in 1997 to recognize the achievements of computer-industry visionaries. Past inductees include Bill Gates, Microsoft; Andrew Grove, Intel; William Hewlett, Hewlett-Packard; Steve Jobs, Apple Computer; and Alan Shugart, Seagate Technology.

Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems is a leading provider of publishing and imaging software technologies, and the second largest desktop software company in the world with annual revenues approaching $1 billion. The company builds award-winning software solutions for professional publishers, web and graphic designers, document-intensive organizations, business users, and consumers. Adobe's products enable customers to create, publish and deliver visually-rich images and documents across all print and electronic media. The company employs more than 2,700 employees worldwide and has operations in North America, Europe, the Pacific Rim, Japan and Latin America. Adobe's worldwide headquarters is in San Jose, California and its web site is located at

Computer Reseller News has a circulation of more than 115,000 and reaches readers with the product trends and industry news needed to sell comprehensive technology solutions. It is published by CMP Media Inc. (Nasdaq: CMPX), the only high-tech media company that provides essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum--the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. With its portfolio of newspapers, magazines, custom publishing, Internet products, research, consulting and conferences, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Online editions of the company's print publications, along with products and services created exclusively for the Internet, can be found on CMPnet at

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