How likely is this to happen in a PDF file

As we all know, a PDF file contains a lot of PDF objects (with numbers) at specific byte offsets in the file. Recently we came across some PDF files where the file contained some bum references – the byte offset and the PDF object number were identical. Adobe correctly ignores these objects. So we ignored…

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Is Microsoft going to buy Adobe?

The ground of computing seems to be shifting a great deal at the moment, with rumours of bids for ARM, Autonomy and several other players. The huge changes caused by the Internet, the rise of Social media, and mobile computing mean we live in ‘interesting times’. The latest rumour is that Microsoft might acquire Adobe…

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Bos2010 final day

Bos2010 finished today with three talks which were both informed and very personal. Dan Bricklin told us all about how he created Visicalc and how his experiences at MIT and Harvard Business school fed into the design of the spreadsheet. He talked about designing products and brought it right up to today with his IPad…

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Bos conference – Day 2

I was on the talking rota today so recommend you check out the excellent reports at http://thebln.com/blog/ . The quality of the talks today has been truly scary with a lot of ideas and suggestions and quite a bit of humour. Patrick McKenzie’s Lightning talk was brilliant – congratulations on a well-derserved win. Related Posts:No…

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