Farukh Kitchlew | Nov 29, 2023 | 0
Dr. John Warnock, co-founder of Adobe died at the age of 82
Adobe regrets to inform the death of Dr. John Warnock, the company’s esteemed co-founder. He died on Saturday surrounded by family. However, the cause of his death was not revealed. He is survived by his wife, Marva Warnock, and his three children.
Dr. Warnock and Dr. Charles Geschke co-founded Adobe in 1982 after meeting as colleagues at Xerox. Adobe PostScript was their initial product, and innovative technology ignited the desktop publishing revolution. He then departed as CEO in 2000 and served as board chairman until 2017, a position he shared with Dr. Geschke. Since then, he has served on the Board of Directors.
President Obama presented Dr. Warnock with the prestigious National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the IEEE Computer Society’s Computer Entrepreneur Award, the American Electronics Association Medal of Achievement, and the Marconi Prize for information science and communications contributions.
Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen emphasizes the company’s and the wider tech community’s terrible loss. He praised Warnock’s irrepressible spirit and the ideals he put in Adobe’s roots. Narayen shared personal experiences, providing a vivid image of a guy who was not just an innovator but also a mentor, a friend, and a real Renaissance man. Warnock’s dedication to pushing limits and his love of fusing technology and art are surreal. As the world remembers him, his marks on digital innovation are everlasting. It will serve as a reminder of his unmatched creativity for future generations. To read the full email he sent to all Adobe employees, check out Adobe News.
For Dr. Warnock’s biography visit: Adobe