Bob McNeel on the Cloud

Bob McNeel, CEO of Robert McNeel and Associates, the developers of Rhinoceros, had this to say about CAD on the cloud:

Any new technology direction in the CAD industry takes awhile to show user benefits. The “Cloud” is one more technology that might help designers get their work done cheaper, and faster, but it is still too early for us tell where the opportunities really are.

It will be interesting to see what comes of the current hype and how soon reality catches up. I’m sure it will be a few months if not years before users see any real benefits.

Meanwhile we’ll stick our heads in the cloud from time to time to see if there is anything there worth watching.

  • I kind of agree with him, it is too hyped. Ado about nothing. Technologies emerge and disappear, they live through their lifespan. If it is a good and useful tech it will live longer, nothing much to get so excited about it. It is just another form of creative destruction, but thats how todays world is, more the hype, more the…