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Rich’s Video Blog: Autodesk, the Oscars & The Big Bang Theory

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Charles Murray
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Autodesk
Charles Murray   3/13/2013 9:13:02 PM
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I remember when Silicon Graphics was the darling of CGI in movies. Now they're gone and Autodesk has become the darling. Maybe there's a parallel to the computing industry in general: Software today; hardware yesterday.  

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Big Bang Theory
Elizabeth M   3/14/2013 1:07:25 PM
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Hmmm...so what will an actress on a TV show have to say that's relevant to design, I wonder?? Hopefully she will be well-prepared! Funny thing about that show...one of my friends here, who is a German Web designer, also is a die-hard fan. So I suppose it translates across languages if you speak "computer geek." ;)

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Re: Big Bang Theory
Charles Murray   3/14/2013 4:01:40 PM
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I have to admit I've never watched the show, Liz, but I did think the same thing as you: What could she say about design to 2,000 engineers? I have a feeling, though, that the keynote speech will have an overflow crowd wanting to see her.

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Re: Big Bang Theory
richnass   3/15/2013 9:00:23 AM
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Well, she has a degree in neuroscience, and turned down offers to attend Hardvard and Yale, so I'm guessing she can hold her own in a conversion amongst engineers.

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Re: Big Bang Theory
Charles Murray   3/28/2013 7:44:53 PM
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Call me a skeptic, Rich, but I'm still doubtful about her knowledge of engineering. Having said that, I admit I'd really like to see the keynote.

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Rain vs snow
Ann R. Thryft   3/14/2013 1:30:21 PM
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Rich, I found your comments about rain funny. In the very wet California redwood forest where moss grows on plastic (this is not a joke) we run an industrial-strength dehumidifier in the winter. Average annual rainfall in my area is a bit higher than Portland, so if we went outside only when it's sunny, we'd turn into couch potatoes (or maybe trees). I guess it depends on what we're used to. When I went to Idaho for Thanksgiving many years ago, I was amazed that people were walking around outside in the snow and temperatures below freezing.

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