The factory lines at Adobe are quiet this week, as employees are forced ["forced"? In the summer time? -Ed.] to take three weeks of unpaid vacation to help the company's leaders cut expenses.
The latest monster release of Creative Suite has been a sales dud, coming as it did last fall. Customers were faced with the dual dilemma of (a) buying upgrades at the start of what looked to be a very scary recession; and (b) upgrading to questionably-useful features.