« KellySearch.com – Pay and be Found | Main | Rules-Based Engineering: An Idea Ahead of Its Time? »

March 22, 2006

Comments

ralphg

Responding to Rob MacEwen, I agree and am surprised when users are stunned to learn of features that have been in software "forever."

I recall a major author in our field, who has had a monthly column in a CAD magazine for years, ask me how I was able to grab dialog box images so nicely for my books. I told him about the Shift+PrtScr key. He was amazed. Never knew the capability existed.

(I have other screen-grab tricks, which I am reluctant to reveal. Must keep an edge, etc.)

dave espinosa-aguilar

i guess it depends on how 'in the dark' or how impressionable someone is who attends one. myself, after 20+ years of being in the industry, i have yet to find any vendor presentation useful. ever.

RobM

I am a vendor and I agree. They aren't all that useful mainly because of all the useless buzzwords. But I disagree with Ralph... Most customers/prospects have no idea what the possiblities are with existing tech. I see lots of jaws drop when the most basic concepts and tools are introduced.

ralphg

I find vendor presentations useful when they speak of new technology. Unfortunately, however, presentations tend to sell existing tech -- yawn.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)