That’s nice (though InDesign didn’t get a cake last year for its tenth birthday). And apparently the cake was/is rather deeply yummy, as it should be to mark the anniversary of what is arguably an important, a culturally- important product which has transformed photography and design.
Now, we know that journalists everywhere are being sent these happy birthday Photoshop cakes, and there’s nothing wrong with the company marking the anniversary of that culturally important product. (Though perhaps a non-Flash based UI would be better for Mac users)…
BUT – here’s the puzzle:
So – ignoring the Amazon prices, in the UK Adobe charges customers $945.54 for a product it charges US customers $699.99 for. That’s a difference of $245.55. Accepting a 17.5 percent VAT hit on the US price that would raise the UK equivalent to $822.50. So what’s that additional $123 dollar mark-up for?
It sure is a lot of cakes.
Surely, for Adobe’s Photoshop customers, at least, lowering the product’s prices or perhaps just making a little more effort to ‘harmonise’ US/UK price differences SO THE DIFFERENCE IS FAIRER would be an even better commemoration?