The number 13 is not an unlucky number, as any competent numerologist will tell you. It is a so-called master number, but not a principle master number, as is 11, which is one of the big ones.
So, where 13 being unlucky is just as much off the wall as any other way of messing with numbers. Besides, you cannot escape the progression of the natural numbers. Skipping 13 on the elevator doesn't mean there is no 13th floor. There is. Live with it.
Finally, again as any competent numerologist will tell you, messing with a number because you don't like it doesn't work.
But then the modifier word is "competent". There are none, AFAIK!
There is a funny story about the Steinway nomenclature. A Steinway "B" is around 7" long, and is pretty big, so "B" stands for big.
The Steinway "D", the great, 9' Concert Grand, so,it's called the Steinway D.
Care to guess why?
The "D" in Steinway "D" means Damn Big!
It's a wonderful machine on which to perform. When you sit at one and hit a key, or a handful of keys, it is as immovable as a slab of marble attached to the ground. The feeling is uncanny.
I have one with superstition, however. The problem is I'm being lied to. Of course, if they generate version 13, then abandon it for 14, well then, what can I say? No lies, no superstition.
If Adobe calls it 14, I'll call it 14.
Well, over the years and versions, Adobe coders have expressed a sense of humor, with little credits and easter eggs, but somehow, I do not see that one coming.
However, Corel did get weird with their logo for Painter 9:
That creeped a lot of folk out, and was very contentious amongst old-time Painter users. Maybe Jason is not THAT far fetched.
Yeah, that graphic was a real bone of contention. I think that the forum filled the server to capacity, just with comments on the logo, and no one ever got around to talking about the actual software.
I think that I would have loved to be a "fly on the wall," when that graphic was presented and defended. Must have been an interesting meeting.
Have not upgraded, so I cannot comment on version XI - maybe toes too?
I just just imagine the clamor (should such really happen... ), as the PrPro and AE forums still have complaints that those programs, in their current versions are ONLY 64-bit. Now, with the suites, Adobe DOES throw in PrPro and AE CS4, which are 32-bit, but several users have bought the standalones, and not read the OS requirements, and now are miffed. Rather like when Adobe issued several programs, that required the SSE2 instruction set. Heck, that was years ago, and we still see posters with older AMD chips, complaining about it.
At least they are not shooting for a 256-bit OS, at least at this time.
PS - one thing that the little "jokes" and easter eggs show is that Adobe coders DO have a sense of humor - just don't tell the development team about that though. Here's a blast from the past:
Oh, heck yeah they have good senses of humor. Adobe must be a nice place to work. One of the first "easter eggs" I remember discovering was the Big Electric Cat (Photoshop 6.0?), though I'm sure virtually every version has something special hidden away. Here's the Photoshop CS5 splash screen if you hold down the proper combination of keys... Note that the aforementioned cat is in the rabbit's painting...
Yeah, the "big electric cat" was one of the early ones, that I recall.
Seems there was something in PS version 4 (not CS 4), where if when the credits had run, the right key combo brought up some funny stuff. Memory is just cloudy now, and I cannot recall what it was, or the key combo.
From time to time, Photoshop User magazine will mention an easter egg, but someone needs to put together a chart with the version numbers and key combos, plus their timing. Heck, I'd go back and install some older versions, just to see what was "inside the box."
Alt screens go back to the beginning.
(It's just missing CS3-CS5)
Thanks for that link.
I am still looking for the reference to what I seem to recall as an "office party" photo, but could be wrong that it was in PS version 4. Do you recall any group photos?
I found some group portraits in PrPro 2.0, but could never get the key combo to work for the "pets" photos, though they do appear in the rolling credits there.
I just started a thread in The Lounge, on Adobe Easter Eggs, and am still doing research.
Your link brought back a lot of memories, plus introduced some new ones. Guess that I was too busy using some of those versions, and never bothered to search the Help>About key combos. I did see where Merlin appears in Layers Palette in PS CS2.
Can't believe no one has properly answered this. The answer is simple: the next Photoshop will be Photoshop CS6 version 13.0. Adobe doesn't skip version thirteens; Illustrator CS3 was 13; Flash Player 11 plays SWF format version 13.