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Gordon R. Meyer
Breaking old new ground
I think there's a lot of value in looking back at past cutting-edge documentation to understand how far our techniques have come, or not, as the case may be. Back in 1987 computer-based illustration was new, as were the user interface conventions we now take for granted. In the instructional video Meet Adobe Illustrator computer users were introduced to many new concepts. Part instruction, part marketing, the video is an interesting reminder of a recent, but technologically distant, past.
See also: Listen To How Far We've Come.