When you listen to the pundits, you’ll hear enough negative noise that it can’t do anything but ruin your holiday cheer. As the saying goes, “if I had a dollar for every negative word written about the economy, housing, stock market, and automobile industry, I’d be a very rich man.” There is certainly plenty of negative speak to satisfy a healthy diet of “it’s not my fault.”
“It’s not my fault” is a cold-like virus that spreads when we don’t accept responsibility for our part in… Continue
I suspect that most, if not all, revolutionary inventions of the 19th and 20th centuries came from the creative minds of more than one person, regardless of who was awarded the patent. This was especially true since the 1940s when the first “practical” semiconductor device came out of Bell Labs. My interest in this subject was piqued yesterday when I came across an archived file folder labeled “1968.” In it, I rediscovered an old electronics magazine that I had saved for some reason.… Continue
I was out stirring up trouble last night. I especially like my comment on Ralph Grabowski's article on Google Earth. I think it truly draws a fair correlation of how Autodesk has treated their customers and third party developers over the years...
The direct links are here:
Autodesk putting their R&D dollars (all 25 of them that are leftover after marketing takes their cut) to such advanced concepts.… Continue
Documentary filmmaker Gary Hustwit has posted a photograph of Jonathan Ive somewhere inside Apple's design studio, a facility rarely exposed to the general public.
"We did a follow-up interview with Jony Ive at Apple in California last week, and enjoyed the opportunity of filming inside Apple's design facilities," Hustwit wrote on a website promoting an upcoming film.
A landmark study from Aberdeen Group reports that 85% of the current CAD users still primarily use 2D drafting. This astonishing statistic means that most companies use CAD software as a drafting tool to create orthographic views to represent 3D objects.
Drawings alone are no longer adequate to capture the design innovations that engineers create. So why are we still using an approach that is open to interpretation… Continue