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January 23, 2014

How QuarkXPress became a mere afterthought in publishing

As the big dog of desktop publishing in the '80s and '90s, QuarkXPress' hurried and steady decline is one of the greatest business failures in modern tech.
Quark's demise is truly the stuff of legend. In fact, the story reads like the fall of any empire: failed battles, growing discontent among the overtaxed masses, hungry and energized foes, hubris, greed, and... uh, CMYK PDFs. What did QuarkXPress do—or fail to do—that saw its complete dominance of desktop publishing wither in less than a decade? In short, it didn’t listen. | Ars Technica

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 23, 2014 2:42 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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