Electronic computers and display devices began a movement of documents from paper form to electronic form. But the vast array of options for electronic displays is so much broader than the options available on paper that the basic nature of a document and how it is created is changing. It is not simply providing an electronic analog to paper documents that is happening but we are positioned to take more advantage of the electronic components becoming available and their interconnectivity using networks like the Internet to provide more useful and pertinent information in the form of modern intelligent documents. We discuss the opportunities and possible ways to take advantage of these opportunities to move documents into a new realm.
It seems that everywhere you look there is some article or discussion about color management. Why all the fuss? Do I need to management my colors? We have been creating colored artifacts for a very long time and I don't think we have needed color management. So why now? Most of these discussions also refer to the ICC. What is that? These and other questions will be answered in a straightforward manner in plain English. Adobe Systems has pioneered the use of desktop computers for color work, and the author has helped Adobe pick its way down conflicting color paths with confusing road signs over the last 10 years.