Charles Geschke co-founded Adobe Systems in 1982 with John Warnock.
A respected and inspiring leader in the software industry for more than 25 years, Geschke retired from his position as president of Adobe in 2000 and continues to share the chairmanship of the board with Warnock.
In this interview, held before a speech at the John Carroll University Entrepreneur Association, Mr Geschke talks about leaving Xerox and starting Adobe, how Apple and DEC approached them resulting in the creation of desktop publishing, why they targeted professionals and later consumers, how he left the safety of a teaching position, why Acrobat and PDF took off, what the Macromedia acquisition means, the paperless office and what the future holds.
The Great Lakes Geek apologizes for the poor quality of some of the recording - Hey, even a geek has to learn from his mistakes. But the interview is worth the sound quality issues.
September 13, 2005 Interview