Posted by Kevin Matthews on December 24, 2002 at 09:45:12:
In Reply to: Re: PROJECT ONE (rebuilding WTC) posted by Peter Sault on December 24, 2002 at 03:40:55:
A good tool is an "aid".
The practical potential for being a bestselling author (largely a matter of marketing and distribution, btw) is extended to some additional people by the availability of fast, simple word-processing. For some people, the flexibility and efficiency of recording and organizing their words with appropriate word-processing tools can make a substantial difference in their ability to sucessfully complete a large creative writing project.
Others may have such a strong creative vision of their work, unfailing verbal recall, and so on, plus sufficiently unlimited time, that their writing tools hardly matter. Then there are some whom even the best tools may not help with creative writing.
But for some, many, in the middle, good tools can help with writing. And the situation is similar with regard to good creative architectural design tools, intelligently applied.
I guess that most architects, being trained in manual media in the first place, and smothered in big CAD marketing more recently, still haven't personally experienced good creative architectural digital design tools (as opposed to either traditional CAD or entertainment production tools), so the value of good digital tools is broadly yet to be appreciated.
For a broader perspective, drop by our PowerCADD and DesignWorkshop forums sometime.
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