This Is New.

This is new.  I have never “blogged” before

My architecture career was born when the computer was programmed using punched cards inserted into a large mainframe.  Computer Assisted Drafting was considered a novelty relegated to the Future.  REAL architecture was done by hand, laboriously and painfully, with mechanical lead pencils needing constant attention—you sharpened them by whirling them in a whirlygig device.  Neck muscles were sacrificed bending over drafting tables to reach details at the top of white vellum sheets.  It was considered ART.     

Now, our firm uses BIM software to produce Construction Documents.  There are two interns in our office that are wizards on Revit or most any other program that architects might use: Maxwell, Rhino, SketchUp, Photoshop, FormZ, InDesign, Illustrator, etc. etc. Pencils sit on our desks in cups.  Roll sketch paper is hidden in drawers, ready for the rainy day. 

This is not a nostalgic rant.  I don’t miss the pain in my neck or the graphite on my hands

The computer has eased the pain of so many tasks that seem oxen-like nowadays. So, here I sit typing into the Cloud or wherever it is that blogs like this live (where is that?).  This is a B-L-O-G.  Welcome to the world, as it is, say “yes.”

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 3:29PM