Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Another “Games have arrived” moment

Overheard on NPR news this morning (not an exact quote -going from memory):

[following a lord of the rings audio snippet]'What does a Lord of the Rings Virtual World have to do with shovel-ready construction projects and government bailout money? More than you think. One company who’s software is used for building fantasy worlds in video games and movies, also makes software used in real life construction projects'.

The company being discussed was Autodesk. 

Umm, hello? They’ve been making Autocad since… well I remember installing it on stacks of 5 ¼” disks and requiring a math co-processor! 

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