Thursday, April 07, 2005


John Walker's personal website. Yes, that John Walker, founder of Autodesk. Still active, and quite clever. John Walker was one of my personal heroes as a late teen, I read his Autodesk Information Letter 14 and found it poignant, in a way only someone looking at an era they have never known can.

I've always rather liked the direction that AutoCAD was going, while never paying for the software, or using it that much. That class of tool has the potential to be a real window into design space for people. You could use a real-time, well wizarded and primitived AutoCAD to teach people physics, and do professional engineering all at once.

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