Aldus Corporation. Part two, “Diversification”

Sales of Aldus PageMaker had doubled, year after year. In terms of sales of the software Corporation came in fourth place in the world, but its leadership was literally killed by panic: all income brought the only product that if the market will be serious competition?

The threat has not yet become real, made Aldus obsessively seek salvation from it. And, paradoxically, did not let the company focus on developing its main and only product. They say that they do not need, with PageMaker and so everything is a little too well…

Paul Brainard, the head of a rapidly growing company, ran it in manual mode, incurring in all the details, and did not hesitate in expressions, forcing employees to act in strict accordance with the one he understood the “General line”. So…

All forces were sent to fight a non-existent back problem, the expansion of the range of products, diversification.

FreeHand

Began to diversify in an agreement with Altsys, the developers of graphics programs for Mac. Aldus took on the promotion and marketing of the program Altsys Masterpiece, renaming it as Aldus FreeHand. Altsys under this agreement, could continue to develop a program that is focused on sales.

Aldus FreeHand is a legend in the late 80s and early 90s. In early 1987 it was a unique vector drawing tool based on PostScript (Bezier curves, etc.). Its graphics were able to scale to the printing device with any arbitrarily high resolution.

The process of withdrawal of FreeHand on the market, most likely because of not quite adequate management style of the Aldus Corporation, was delayed. March 31, 1987 Adobe started selling its Illustrator’and program for the same purpose, and even created by the developers of PostScript. Sales of Aldus FreeHand only began in the summer of 1988.

It is necessary to say a few words about the company Altsys. The company was founded in 1984, in PLANO, Texas. Founded by James von ehr (James von Ehr II). The company was known, with a very good reputation, but… remained small and poor.

Started the company with the development of programs for editing and converting Mac ovskih raster fonts, such as FONTastic, FONTastic Plus, Metamorphosis, and the Art Importer. In 1986, probably the first in the world, Altsys released a program to create and edit vector PostScript font, FONTographer is the program remained on the market for over 10 years.

Aldus FreeHand 1.0 was released in 1988, asked for it 495$. The programme had from the very first day to mate in a fierce battle with more than a tough and strong competitor, Adobe Illustrator. It was a magnificent fight: the opponents are not inferior to each other, both programs have developed rapidly, adopting the best, quickly and abundantly enriched its functions.

It was a Paradise for users. The battlefield was the Mac and so Apple Computer was happy too, supporting both “athletes”. Progress vector editors for six years of the “war” was fantastic, its impact on the software industry cannot be overstated. Aldus once again changed the world, though this time for what happened was not her fault.

War FreeHand with Illustrator would have lasted long, but… in the fate of FreeHand interfered with external factors unrelated to itself. By chance, along with all the programs whose names began with Aldus, FreeHand was the property of Adobe Systems, which is a strong competitor of its own programs were useless.

In the fall of 1987 Aldus brought to market a software application for Windows, SnapShot, development Bioscan. SnapShot is allowed to cut the fragments of the pre-transferred to the computer memory videos, edit them, add special effects.

Was and any more additions to the product line.

Nevertheless, the share of PageMaker in sales, which more than doubled to 39.5 million dollars, remains obscenely high, about 90%. Aldus net profit amounted to $ 7.2 million.

Castle Craigcrook

Aldus was one of the first in the world software companies are active and successful outside the us market. In October 1985, just three months after the debut of PageMaker, Aldus released an international version of its only program for the English-speaking world outside of their own country. But the first experience was with the commercially unsuccessful. The program has generated interest, but sales were negligible.

In order to successfully promote their products in foreign markets, the company must have been present in these markets. In January 1987, in Scotland Aldus Corporation together with a partner (unknown), opened the company Aldus Scotland. Share Aldus Corp this company was 30%.

Of course, unknown partner caused me serious interest. Something that failed to install. In order not to complicate the reading my the already hard to read text, I posted the results of the investigation at the end of the article.

Scotland Aldus PageMaker successfully sold in the UK and in Europe, where the population was much Macs. Germany, France, Denmark (the number of Macs per capita, Denmark was ahead of the entire Europe).

Soon, PageMaker was the leader in its category in the European market, occupying nearly half of this market. Aldus Scotland Ltd has been renamed to Aldus Europe Ltd and, in addition, moved to the XVI century, Craigcrook castle (built in 1542), about 5 miles from Edinburgh, on the coast…


Out of 39.5 million dollars of 40% brought the international sale of goods.

Staff Aldus PageMaker Europe localized in all major European languages, including (in 1989) and in Russian. Russian version of the program I never got. In those years, in the localized version in the target language translated all occurring in the interface texts of the program reconfigures the display of dates and times.

The next step was Japan.

Something else

In June 1987 Aldus Corporation was the IPO and began speaking in Russian, open joint-stock company. From the outset, the company’s stock, originally submitted to the exchange at a price of 16 dollars, went up.

Experts on investment highly appreciated prospects of stake in the company, but expressed concern about the apparent reliance on a single product. “What I’m talking all the time?” – most likely so the head of Aldus reacted to this remark of strangers, does not understand computer technology. At the meeting, or simply in the house, in the presence of rank and file employees.

The floor was a real tyrant. “The strong arm” – it sounds good. But in most cases not really wherever we would like.

Unknown partner of Aldus Corporation, almost a detective

Unknown (is not) registered on 24 September in Scotland, company registration ID SC101089. The same identifier (and the laws of the United Kingdom, the registration ID may not be assigned again) belongs existing in our days, Adobe Systems Europe Ltd, which has paid the prescribed fee for the retention of the ID to the end of 2018, and if we all turn into nuclear ash, there’s no reason to believe this latest installment.

The first company ID SC101089 called JACLARCH Ltd. In Scotland one of the most common surnames LARCH, it can be assumed that the partner of Aldus Corporation called Jac Larch. If you do not know, in Scotland, in addition to the local dialect of English (which is sometimes called the Scottish language), there is another language, Gaelic, a Celtic language related to Irish, which the English names are becoming a fantastic style. About languages, I can talk very long, but I won’t.

5 Nov 1986 ID SC101089 changed hands. Perhaps this was the same Aldus Scotland Ltd. Only the official name of the new company was Aldus (UK).

After a few months ID changed hands again. It was the company Aldus Europe. If you are interested in the current owner’s ID, read this topic from the beginning.

To be continued.

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  1. Would you believe that the Bible foretold of a global cashless society over 2000 years ago? In the book of Revelation we see this prophecy:

    He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name Here is wisdom Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666 (Revelation 13:16-18)

    Referring to the last days, this could only be speaking of a cashless society, which we have yet to see, but are heading towards Otherwise we could still buy or sell without the mark among others if physical money was still currency This mark could not be spiritual, because the word references two different physical locations

    RFID microchip(see photo) technology will be the future of a one world cashless society being implanted in our right hand or forehead Some time after the Antichrist takes the stage, Revelation 13:11-15 tells us that a false prophet will arise deceiving many to take the mark because of the miracles he does before men

    This major Biblical prophecy is being fulfilled through the rapid growth of technology in our world We can see how we have been conditioned through convenience in our every day life in different forms More specifically by how we make payments

    Since the ancient of times people have been using tangible currency to make payments among one another Because of the rapid acceleration of technology in these recent generations, we have come to the digital age in which we are able to make virtual payments with such devices as debit and credit cards We are now at the point where these cards have a chip contained with them, and some even allowing you to tap your card on a reader to make payment Along with self checkout lines in our market places and the cryptocurrency industry making a rapid climb in such form as bitcoin, we can see that these are all stepping stones ultimately leading to a global cashless society

    Carl Sanders sat in seventeen New World Order meetings with heads-of-state officials such as Henry Kissinger and Bob Gates of the C I A to discuss plans on how to bring about a one-world system where everyone would have a RFID microchip implant

    The government commissioned Carl Sanders to design a microchip for identifying and controlling the peoples of the world—a microchip that could be inserted under the skin with a hypodermic needle (a quick, convenient method that would be gradually accepted by society)

    Carl Sanders, with a team of engineers behind him, with U S grant monies supplied by tax dollars, took on this project and designed a microchip that is powered by a lithium battery, rechargeable through the temperature changes in our skin Without the knowledge of the Bible(Brother Sanders was not a Christian at the time), these engineers spent approximately one-and-a-half-million dollars doing research on the best and most convenient place to have the microchip inserted

    Guess what? These researchers found that the forehead and the back of the hand(the two places Revelation says the mark will go) are not just the most convenient places, but are also the only viable places for rapid, consistent temperature changes in the skin to recharge the lithium battery The microchip is approximately seven millimeters in length, 75 millimeters in diameter, about the size of a grain of rice It is capable of storing pages upon pages of information about you All your general history, work history, crime record, health history, and financial data can be stored on this chip

    Brother Sanders believes that this microchip, which he regretfully helped design, is the “mark” spoken about in Revelation 13:16–18 The original Greek word for “mark” is “charagma,” which means a “scratch or etching ” It is also interesting to note that the number 666 is actually a word in the original Greek The word is “chi xi stigma,” with the last part, “stigma,” also meaning “to stick or prick

    Mr Sanders asked a doctor what would happen if the lithium contained within the RFID microchip leaked into the body The doctor replied by saying a terrible sore would appear in that spot This is what the book of Revelation says: And the first(Angel) went, and poured out his vial on the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore on the men which had the mark of the beast, and on them which worshipped his image (Revelation 16:2)

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    Aaron Russo produced such movies as Mad as Hell, Trading Places, and America: Freedom to Fascism He gained the attention of a man named Nick Rockefeller who told him their ultimate goal is to put an RFID microchip in everybody

    Aaron and Nick(who is a lawyer) met through a female attorney of Aaron’s in the late 90’s Nick had seen the movie Mad as Hell and knew Aaron was running for governor of Nevada Knowing the impact Aaron was having on society, who being a freedom fighter standing for the constitution of the United States, Nick sought to befriend him to subtly recruit him into his secret society

    Nick would come to visit Aaron’s home from time to time having dinner and sharing thoughts among one another Nick had told Aaron 11 months before 9-11 occurred that there would be an event(though not sharing what that event would be), and from that event they would invade Afghanistan and Iraq to establish bases to help build the New World Order And that there will be this war on terror where there is no real enemy, and the whole thing is a hoax; a tool used by the American Government to take over their own people through the propaganda of fear Because you cannot define a winner, it can go on for as long as they desire

    Aaron asked Nick what the purpose was for doing these things because they have all the money and power in the world Nick replied by saying their ultimate goal is to put a microchip in everybody so they can have total control over the people

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    In December of 2017 Donald Trump made history be recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel Why is this big news? Because by this the Jewish people are now able to push forward in bringing about their long awaited Third Temple prophesied in the Bible

    Donald Trump is being compared by many to the Persian King Cyrus who brought about the decree for the Jewish people to return to their homeland Jerusalem and rebuild their Temple around 539 BC An Israeli organisation has minted a coin bearing US President Donald Trump’s image(see photo above) to honor the US leader’s decision to move the American embassy to Jerusalem This coin also bears the face of King Cyrus, as well as the Third Temple on the back It is being sold to help raise funds to build this new Temple

    The Jewish people have been without a temple for almost 2000 years since the destruction of the second temple in 70 AD by the invasion of the Roman army This event was prophesied by Jesus in Matthew 24:1-2 where He told His disciples, Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down They are looking forward to not only having a temple once again, but to also receiving their messiah who they have been long awaiting for In an interview, one Jewish man stated that this messiah will be a spiritual guide and political leader to all nations gathering all igions under the worship of one god

    History tells us that the Orthodox Jewish people did not receive Jesus as their Messiah even though He fulfilled 300 Messianic prophecies concerning His birth place, details of His life, His mission, His nature, His death, and His resurrection

    In the book of Isaiah chapter 53, prophet Isaiah gives a clear indication for recognizing the Messiah who was to come found in the Jewish peoples own Tanakh(also known as the Old Testament) He writes that the Messiah would be despised and rejected by men, He would be put to death for our transgressions; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter and His soul was an offering for sin This chapter is clearly speaking of Jesus who is called the Lamb of God, who went to the cross to die for the sins of the world (John 3:16)

    Biblical prophecy tells us that this messiah who will seat himself in the Third Temple will be the Antichrist who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God (2 Thessalonians 2:4)

    In the book of Daniel, prophet Daniel is given revelation from God telling us what the Antichrist will do in the last days: Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week(known as 7 years); but in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering (Daniel 9:27) Jesus follows up with these verses and affirms to His disciples and readers about what is written in the book of Daniel by saying, Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place(temple) (Matthew 24:15) then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be (Matthew 24:21)

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    Astronomer(PhD) and best-selling author Hugh Ross travels the globe speaking on the compatibility of advancing scientific discoveries with the timeless truths of Christianity His organization, Reasons to Believe (RTB), is dedicated to demonstrating, via a variety of resources and events, that science and biblical faith are allies, not enemies

    Did you know that the 4 initial conditions and 10 creation events of how the universe and earth were formed written by Moses, in the book of Genesis, are not only all correct, but are also in the correct chronological order? Astronomer Hugh Ross calculated the probability that Moses could have known this by his own knowledge to be, conservatively, one in a quadrillion, quadrillion, quadrillion, quadrillion Ask yourself, are you willing to bet your soul on them odds that Moses got it all correct by chance, or did God reveal it to him?

    Did you know that the Bible does not say the earth was formed in six 24-hour days, but rather six long finite periods of time? The universe is approximately 13 8 billion years old and the earth 4 5 billion This does not contradict the Bible; it lines up with it The Bible got it right from the beginning by concurring with the big bang saying, In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth (Genesis 1:1) And says our universe is expanding, thousands of years before scientists discovered these things

    Earth resides in the darkest location within the Milky Way Galaxy where physical life is possible And our Milky Way Galaxy lies in the darkest location in the universe where physical life is possible Not only that, but so we are also able to observe all of the universe, from the cosmic beginning at the big bang, all the way through

    Because we can observe the beginning at the big bang, we are able to confirm that the Bible had it right all along, that is, in the beginning God created the Heaven and Earth; as if God wanted us to discover Him through His creation and His word The thought among scientists in years past was that the universe was eternal before they discovered a cosmic beginning This discovery troubled some of them because they realized it favored the God of the Bible

    The Bible, compared with the book of nature, has no contradictions, making ten times more creation claims than all other major holy books combined; while these other books contain scientific errors in them Hugh Ross and his team have discovered these facts and many more He has brought many scientists to faith in Jesus by showing how the Bible and the book of nature work together in harmony His claims are based on published scientific documents He has authored many books, backed even by atheist scientists

    Hugh Ross is quoted to be saying, Astronomers who do not draw theistic or deistic conclusions are becoming rare, and even the few dissenters hint that the tide is against them Geoffrey Burbidge, of the University of California at San Diego, complains that his fellow astronomers are rushing off to join ‘the First Church of Christ of the Big Bang

    He founded and helps run an organization called Reasons to Believe that brings out the latest evidences for the God of the Bible on a weekly basis, only making stronger the case for the Biblical God as time goes on

    Visit WWW BIBLEFREEDOM COM to watch a video where Dr Hugh Ross goes over these facts and many more showing us that God has given us two books, the book of nature, and the Bible And that these two books are allies, affirming to us that the Bible truly is the inspired word of God

    Thousands of archaeological discoveries throughout the years have affirmed the history of people, places and events that are told within the Bible Ron Wyatt(shown in photo) is well known for being a part of three big historical discoveries that many may call myths

    In the year 1959, in Turkey was found a man-made ship buried, preserved underneath volcanic ash, at the elevation of 6,500 feet The Bible says Noah’s Ark rested on the Mountains of Ararat after the floodwaters receded Not only was this ship found on the Mountains of Ararat, it is also the exact same length God told Noah to build the Ark; that is, 515 feet, or 300 Royal Egyptian cubits Ron Wyatt, along with scientists from around the world, lead the research of this artifact for many years

    Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground (Genesis 19:24-25)

    Archaeologists have discovered round balls of brimstone, or nearly pure sulfur(98), to be rained down on the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah turning it into ashes; unlike any other sulfur found on Earth Geothermal activity near volcano’s produce about 40 sulfur, but is of a different kind There is no geothermal activity around these cities of Sodom and Gomorrah

    And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them (Exodus 14:21-28)

    Moses and the Israelites escaped the pursuing Egyptian army when God made a way by parting the waters of the Red Sea The parted waters came crashing down upon the Egyptians, destroying all who pursued

    Artifacts discovered across the bottom of the Red Sea include wheels, chariot bodies as well as human and horse bones These chariot parts have been discovered to be from the Egyptian army during the era when the Exodus occurred

    The Bible is more than just a book, it is a historical library consisting of 66 books written by 40 different authors over a span of 1,500 years These authors lived in different times and regions, yet the Bible harmonizes itself beautifully across all books with no provable contradictions found within it It contains God’s plan for the redemption of mankind from the cosmic beginning of creation, all the way to the end unto God’s new creation Giving names, dates, places, full of prophecy, geography, history and science that can be put to test, and has, confirming the Bible to be true There are over 25,000 ancient manuscripts of the New Testament lining up within 99 6 of each other, with just minor typos; As well as the Dead Sea scrolls found in 1947 affirming the Bible we have today has been preserved

    Jesus came to pay a debt that we could not, to be our legal justifier to reconcile us back to a Holy God; only if we are willing to receive Him: For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23)

    Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God ”

    Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”

    Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again ’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes So is everyone who is born of the Spirit (John 3:3-8)

    We need to have a personal encounter with the living God to truly know Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior God is as close as we allow Him to be It is sin that separates our hearts from Him We need to come before Him in prayer, humbling ourselves with an open heart; confessing our sins and be willing to forsake them We need to keep asking Him for the Holy Spirit so we may be born from above, so we may walk in the Spirit by living a holy life He is willing to destroy the works of the devil in our lives making us feel like a child again, but we must be willing to truly receive Him by obeying his commands

    When we receive Jesus, and His baptism, our body of sin is put to death, just as He was buried And just as He was raised to newness of life on the third day, likewise His Spirit within us makes us alive again The same Spirit that rose Jesus from the dead will dwell in us, so when the time comes, we may be resurrected into newness of life

    God is more beautiful than anything we could ever imagine He is the best Father we could ever have Who only wants the best for us Jesus promises trouble in this life for those who follow Him, and we may wonder why He would allow us to go through certain trials First start with this question, what is God doing hanging on a cross? It is not that God has kept Himself separate from the suffering of this world, but He himself came to be a part of it for the redemption of mankind This life is a foreshadow to the eternal one to come, a refiners fire to test our souls to bring about a genuine end time harvest of the wicked and righteous Without pain and suffering there can be no free will, and without free will there can be no true love

    Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name (Revelation 14:9-11)

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    Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come! (Revelation 4:8)

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