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Which software company did Warnock Name?


Kelly R Smith:
Adobe is a computer software company founded in 1982, and is best known for its flagship products Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat Reader, and the Portable Document Format (better known by its abbreviation PDF.) The name of the company, Adobe, comes from Adobe Creek in Los Altos, California, which ran behind co-founder John Warnock's house. Adobe Creek got its name from the type of clay found there, which alludes to the creative nature of the company's software. The logo, was created by Warnock’s wife who was a graphic artist.


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