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Publishing Silicon is the blog of Silicon Publishing, a company focused on database publishing, online editing, and Adobe InDesign automation.

What is DAM (Digital Asset Management) Software?

Digital Asset Management (DAM) is a critical part of the publishing process for organizations around the world. DAM software has been evolving since the early DAMs of the 1990s, and has in the past decade attained maturity.What is a DAM? Expert Theresa Regli has put...
A History of Adobe MAX

A History of Adobe MAX

As I enjoy the 2022 Adobe MAX Conference, it strikes me how much it’s changed over the years. Here’s a brief history of what it has been, and what it has become, since it was first called “Adobe MAX," with some highlights of the more remarkable MAX moments. Macromedia...

The Meat of the Metaverse

The Meat of the Metaverse

I have been a technologist for quite some time, and over the years, I've witnessed the evolution of several technologies. They often follow a similar path, beginning in early obscurity, before suddenly catapulting at a seemingly arbitrary point into the domain of wild...

Online Editing Comes of Age

Online Editing Comes of Age

Alissa Whitney and I have been building online publishing solutions since the 1990s (and since the year 2000 as Silicon Publishing). But it wasn't until 2009 that we (along with Aaron Hodges, who had recently joined us and immediately lobbied for "a real software...