Here it is, with 2007 almost upon us, and we’re still feeling the effects of the desktop publishing revolution. The Internet tends to get the headlines, but all those Web pages would be pretty dull without the market breakthroughs of the desktop publishing revolution. Those breakthroughs stand on the shoulders of too many computer technology developments to count, but the all seemed to coalesce from 1984 to 1986. Desktop publishing is more than software, it’s a series of connected events that make Moore’s Law so interesting. It’s the incredible decreases in prices and sharp increases in capabilities of equipment that have made it

Workflow Patents Revisited as Henry Freedman Speaks SPRINGFIELD, VA—The October 2002 edition of Printing Impressions included an overview of recent developments related to the patenting of automated workflow methodologies and technologies. The article made reference to an earlier patent held by Henry B. Freedman (U.S. Patent 4,839,829) but, at the time, Freedman said he was constrained from commenting for the story. Having now gotten the go-ahead from his patent attorney, Freedman recently provided an outline of how he sees the "829 Patent" coming into play as the industry moves more toward computer-integrated manufacturing. As of December 2002, 58 other patents already reference the 829

LONG ISLAND, NY—Suffolk County Police have made no arrests in the murder of Theodore R. "Ted" Ammon, non-executive chairman of Moore Corp. Ltd. of Toronto and a key past figure with some of the biggest players in the commercial printing industry. Ammon was found dead in his East Hampton, NY, home October 22 by a colleague with Chancery Lane Capital—of which Ammon founded and was chairman—when he failed to show up at his midtown Manhattan office. He died of blunt trauma to the head, according to Suffolk County Detective Lt. John Gierasch. While attempted robbery has not been ruled out, nothing was found

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