As our San Francisco Annual meeting approaches, we need to have a record-breaking attendance so that we can share all of the unique and diverse talents within our Professional Practice Network.
At the meeting in Minneapolis we had some very interesting discussions. In my opinion, which was stated during our discussions, Autodesk has been represented very little at the ASLA Conferences; however it is the main backbone of data transfer within the design field. We discussed issues with licensing, piracy, as well as the world of premature upgrade policies.
We still seem to have the dividing line between “Mac people” and “PC people”. Although this division will most likely never collapse, I encourage members from both sides of this fence to attend the Annual Meeting, and more importantly, to discuss the pros and cons of each. There is a great deal that we can learn from each. There is a barrier to be broken between “PC people” and “Mac people”, and hopefully over the coming years, we will be able to bridge the gap, because as stated in several of the recent Mac commercials, “there is enough work out there for all of us.”
If you have any questions, or would like to become more involved within the Computing PPN, please feel free to contact me. Thanks to everyone that submitted articles for our newsletter. The more we share, the more we all benefit. I look forward to seeing you in San Francisco.
Chris Thompson, ASLA
Phone: (864) 585-7500