John Warnock, one of the co-founders of Adobe, the maker of Photoshop, died on Saturday 19, August 2023 at the age of 82. As announced on Sunday morning by the company, Adobe.
“It is a sad day for the Adobe community and the industry for which he has been an inspiration for decades,” Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen said in the email that was sent to all employees.
Warnock was a brilliant computer scientist who had a profound impact on the way we create and share documents. He co-founded Adobe in 1982 with Charles Geschke, and together they created the PostScript language and the PDF file format. These two innovations revolutionized the printing industry and made it possible for people all over the world to create and share high-quality documents.
Warnock was also a passionate advocate for open source software. He served on the board of directors of several open source organizations, and he was a vocal proponent of the benefits of open source software for innovation and collaboration.
Warnock will be remembered as a pioneer in the computer industry and a true visionary. His work has had a profound impact on the way we live and work, and his legacy will continue to inspire us for generations to come.