Illustrator in 1987
I just viewed a video about the first version of Illustrator at Vector Art. We may mock that it was just in gray scale, and that the Mac in the video is very odd looking (unless you used Macs back then, but we forget that desktop publishing, as it was called, was just taking off in 1986, with laser printers that only printed in black and white.
In fact, i remember when the first color monitors on Macs came out, and people said, well, that’s all well and good to create things in color, but not if you can’t print in color. Seems odd.
I remember those heady days, and don’t regret learning Illustrator back then. It really was the best thing out there.