Is it still worth buying Acrobat?

My last blog post for IT Week:

Is it still worth buying Acrobat
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1 comment to Is it still worth buying Acrobat?

  • Clyde Davies

    I was intrigued by the quote:

    The mental model of PDF (a paper
    lookalike for documents) means that Adobe is not thinking of content as recombined snippets, which is what XML is starting to allow. XML, XQuery, publishing on the fly, wikis, are all driving companies to create dynamic documents rather than snapshots of documents.

    Perhaps there’s a two-way implication with using XML to represent documents: you could imagine that the ability to publish a document using an underlying XML format would allow it to be queried and/or transformed at a later date. So, if that is true, what would it imply for the future of, say Microsoft’s XPS versus the PDF format?