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Charles Murray
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Re: Early, early CAD
Charles Murray   6/14/2013 3:38:20 PM
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Absolutely true about the wartime codes. Several books have been written about the codebreakers and I believe there was a show about it on the PBS.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Early, early CAD
Rob Spiegel   6/14/2013 11:01:38 AM
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Good points, Benmlee. I've seen professionals get deeply locked into software. That's one of the software industry's big advantage. Strong competitors will often offer those who are trapped with a way out -- a similar system that is easy to transfer -- but not always.

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Re: Early, early CAD
benmlee   6/14/2013 10:56:27 AM
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You slipped in that AutoCad Fusion 360 cloud computing with monthly payment is going to save money. Software rental has been a huge sore spot with photographers since Adobe Photoshop went monthly subscription this month. The fear is that other softwares will follow.

These powerful softwares are unlike a renting a car. It takes years to master a particular program, and know the best techniques for fast modeling. You will build a data base of standard parts. Designs are reused. With a small business, you are locked into a software. If is a monthly payment like cable TV, then once your are locked into a single supplier, fees goes up. For a professional, over time, you will be paying more.

 

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Re: Early, early CAD
Rob Spiegel   6/13/2013 9:35:24 PM
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Now that's a funny prediction. I just recently learned that the first programmable computers were developed by the military to break German wartime codes.

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Re: Early, early CAD
Charles Murray   6/13/2013 7:23:33 PM
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I agree, Rob. It reminds of the 1949 prediction from Popular Science: "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons." Actually, they were right.

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Early, early CAD
Rob Spiegel   6/13/2013 8:36:23 AM
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Nice slide show, Cabe. I especially liked that super early version of CAD. It looks like the console of a 1950s movie spacecraft. It probably is.

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