Yesterday I mentioned that Shaan Hurley of Autodesk disclosed details of AutoCAD 2009. Shaan left this comment:

“It is unfortunate that some feel I cannot speak about anything that might or might not be future of UI and CAD in the context of the article about the past of Autodesk and AutoCAD. Should I leave speculation only to others, nah.”

According to the Oxford dictionary, “speculate” is a verb which means “to form a theory or conjecture without firm evidence“. So you cannot speculate on something you already know. At SYCODE, we are using an AutoCAD 2009 Beta. I guess Shaan is using the same at Autodesk. Shaan and I can do a lot of things, but speculation is certainly not one of them.

Unless Autodesk is using another dictionary.