A few weeks ago we were in San Francisco to celebrate the 20th aniversary of Photoshop. It was a pretty big deal, featuring a bunch of well-known folks talking about the birth of Photoshop. Heck, there is even a web site dedicated to the 20 years of Photoshop.
Meanwhile, poor old Adobe Illustrator turned 20 three years ago, with barely a wimper of recognition. Looking back now, the only thing I could find was this cool video on John Nack's blog - it came with Illustrator in 1987. I feel badly, since I didn't really do anything to recognize this important occasion myself, especially since it was Illustrator in 1987 that really got me started in teaching.
Anyways, happily belated anniversary to Adobe Illustrator - you're 23 years old, and as great as ever!