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.