So, I logged into Digg today (as I do most days), and scanned the stories looking for treasures that I might have missed throughout my day. In the second place under Tech Industry News, I find the following headline:
Ah, I see. Adobe must be making a stink about people using their trademark as a verb, much in the way Google did with theirs, and someone caught them being sloppy about it. Nice find. Curious as to who or what Adobe was complaining about, I went and searched Google News. Since the term “photoshopped” had been in general use in the media for years, I was wondering why Adobe would suddenly start making a stink now.
Strangely enough, nothing came up.
Well, Google is slow on the uptake at times. Maybe the next best place to check is Digg itself. As it turns out, I only had to scroll the page to find what I was looking for:
Underneath the headline, the following snippet is displayed:
“The Photoshop trademark must never be used as a common verb or as a noun. The Photoshop trademark should always be capitalized and should never be used in possessive form, or as a slang term.”
One of the hottest stories on Digg is four and a half years old. The wording on Adobe’s website concerning their views on using Photoshop as a verb is exactly the same as it was in 2004!
Way to stay on top of current events there, peeps. Kudos. 🙂