Adobe to Non-Filthy Rich Schools: Drop Dead

On August 7 2014, at the UFVA annual conference, I talked with Adobe education reps, to voice my displeasure about the way Adobe has approached ham-handed licensing of Creative Cloud to schools. Adobe keeps revising, but never in a meaningful way that makes it possible for less-affluent schools to continue using Adobe products. I was hoping to articulate our needs more clearly, foolishly thinking that this was simply a matter of Adobe not understanding the situational needs of, for example, large state school in the South.

The interaction was, shall we say, unproductive. Adobe's idea of diaglue is "pretend to listen, then ignore, or perhaps give tone-deaf advice." They knew perfectly well what the situation is. So I tweeted. This is the collection of those tweets.