Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Envelope Printing -- innovation remembered!

I just read an interesting note from Chris Shipley today regarding the history of the Demo conference, one of my favorites. She points to the beginnings of Demo and the role envelope printing played in its first year!

Much of technology innovation comes feature by feature, and it always has. The very first DEMO conference nearly 17 years ago, included a little “feature company” that made envelope printing a breeze. Until then, trying to get four address lines properly placed on a standard envelope was a nightmare of waste and frustration. This feature spurred Microsoft to make it a cornerstone of the next release of Word.

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