LAS VEGAS, NV (Autodesk University), Dec 3, 2009 - Here's some juicy lines heard at AU that simply must be revealed:
"The courts are fighting the last war"
Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk, when asked about the effect of the decision of the Autodesk vs Vernor case, which went against Autodesk
"Only puny secrets need protection of patents. Big discoveries are protected by public incredulity."
Marshall McCluhan, quoted by Amory Lovins, RMI
“Like Chinese cooking, use everything. Eat the feet"
Singaporean engineer Eng Lock Lee who advocates benign design that uses resources effectively, quoted by Amory Lovins, RMI
"Man who waits for roast duck to fly into his mouth must wait a long time."
Chinese proverb, quoted by Amory Lovins, RMI
"If our heart was designed the way we design buildings, we would need a heart bigger than our bodies."
Amory Lovins, about our 1.5 Watt heart and the fluid losses tolerated in piping systems.
"You can have tomorrow's computer today"
Brain Matthews, head of Autodesk Labs, discussing how future computers will differ only by the number of computing cores, something he can currently duplicate with server farms. Previously, computing gains were made by increasing processing speed.
"The Internet is having a lot of impact"
Autodesk product manager, who shall remain nameless for his own protection.