Karl Fogel

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Catch this responsibility-avoiding language from @Adobe?

"You can no longer reinstall Creative Suite 2 or 3 even if you have the original installation disks. The aging activation servers for those apps had to be retired. "

Right: "had to be retired"

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(Also: "We were impelled, by forces utterly beyond our control, to design an installation process that requires activation servers to be available online even if you have the original installation disks at hand." Oh, wait, that's not a direct quote -- my bad.)

Karl Fogel at 2020-10-25T20:57:01Z

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I haven't been able to install Photoshop or Illustrator for Unix from my disks for well over a decade. Maybe more like 15 years.

(Yes, it's comical because who expects 25+ year-old software to be supported, but on the other hand in 1993 there was a much lower proportion of workstations with an always-on Internet connection. So it seems even more egregious to me.) 

Splicer at 2020-10-26T16:45:57Z