Just read the article... is pretty good. hat tip: www.kottke.org
"Edward Tufte is most likely the worldâ€™s only graphic designer with roadies. â€œWe own two of everythingâ€”amplifiers, digital projectors,â€ other A/V gear, he says. â€œOne set moves up and down the West Coast, and one stays in the East, to keep the FedEx charges down.â€ He plays 35 or so dates a year, at $380 per ticket. Todayâ€™s is in a raddled old auditorium on 34th Street, over the Hammerstein Ballroom..."
"Photoshop was not the result of an elaborate skunk works in the depths of Adobe. Rather, it was developed by Thomas Knoll and his brother, John. The boys' father, Glenn Knoll (a University of Michigan Ann Arbor College of Engineering's Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences professor), had been an amateur photographer and an early adopter of micro-computers, passions that his boys eagerly embraced."
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