Friday, June 15, 2007

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Charles Kettering (1876-1958) was a great invertor. He helped invent the electronic ignition system ("electric starter motor") for cars in 1911. He received patent #1,150,523 (one of over 300) in 1915 for that invention. He additionally invented other automotive ignition and lighting systems, lacquer finishes for cars, antilock fuels, freon, leaded gasoline, an electronic cash register, an incubator for premature infants, Duco paint, and helped develop the diesel engine.

Why do I mention Mr. Kettering today? Because among the many things he is famous for having said, he was quoted as saying...

"The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress."

This statement has more than one meaning for me today. I will tell you why...

On Monday June 25th I will be joining Autodesk. I am very excited about this change, and am looking forward to the progress that lies ahead.

Additionally, I am well aware of what change means to a well established and understood workflow. But, knowing what I know about engineering design workflow, and what I know about Civil 3D, I am absolutely convinced that the change to implement Civil 3D is the road to progress. That is why I began this blog 3 years ago.

I appreciate the warm wishes, thoughts and prayers during this time of change.

On with the progress!

p.s. Thank you Mr. Kettering for what you accomplished and for your wise words.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

So Angel what position at AD are you taking? billneu

Good Luck!

Angel Espinoza said...

Hello Bill,

I will be a Civil Engineering - Applications Engineer.

Thanks.

John said...

So the cat is out of the bag.

Best of luck Angel.

John Mayo

Anthony said...

Great congrats. What's the future status of your blog? My black "I get by dirt from Angel" t-shirt just went up in value, right?

Angel Espinoza said...

Thank You, John.

Angel Espinoza said...

Anthony, I anticipate maintaining the blog in some form or fashion. The details are yet to be determined.

I thought that the T-shirts were pretty cool.

Joerg said...

Good luck and congratulations from Germany!

Anonymous said...

Congrats and good luck! Look forward to seeing you at AU. - Leo, Kristen and Jennifer

Angel Espinoza said...

Thanks Joerg.

Leo, Kristen, Jennifer, I will see you then.

Anonymous said...

This move was due sooner or later. Good luck and Grats on the move.
Paul P.

Simon said...

Thats great news Angel. Good luck and congratulations on your decision for change! Please do keep your blog open, your posts have really been helpful. Simon - FORMA