Adobe (US: /əˈdoʊbi/, UK: /əˈdoʊb/; Spanish: [aˈðoβe]) is a building material made from earth and other organic materials. Adobe means mudbrick in Spanish, but in some English speaking regions of Spanish heritage it refers to any kind of earth construction, as most adobe buildings are similar in appearance to cob and rammed earth buildings. Adobe is among the earliest building materials, and is used throughout the world.
That’s where it’s at for me and Adobe. From now on Adobe is just a mud brick for me, not any enslaving subscription software (I wonder about the ‘other organic materials’ mentioned in the definition above 😉 ).