I still haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like a good origin story. This new article explains why the PDF’s superpower is that it’s The World’s Most Important File Format.
As the article notes, the PDF format has a long history and it’s here to stay. “In 50 years, these PDFs, even with their weaknesses, will help us document history with little of the ephemeral nature of the web. And unlike in paper form, those PDFs won’t suffer from frayed pages. The history of our generation will probably be in PDF form.”