“Publishing professionals who attended a Quark-convened ‘executive summary’ in New York last week are still abuzz over the performance of Quark CEO Fred Ebrahimi… [who] told his squirming guests that “the Macintosh platform is shrinking,” and that “publishing is dying.” He suggested that anyone dissatisfied with Quark’s Mac commitment should “switch to something else,” although he insisted that making the move to Adobe’s long-Carbonized InDesign package is ‘committing suicide.’ ‘Everyone was stunned, and most folks left by noon,’ one attendee reported. ‘It was awful,'” reports MacEdition. The entire article is here.

Adobe is offering a coupon for the full version of InDesign 2.0 software, a US$699 value when you purchase a new Apple Power Mac G4 before December 31, 2002. More info here.

Adobe’s ‘Converting to InDesign’ page, including info on switching from Quark to InDesign is here.