The Question Mark

Looks like Siemens PLM is using my interview with Jeff Ray as a stick to beat up SolidWorks. And they seem to be doing do in a questionable manner. Martyn Day of DEVELOP3D wrote a piece about my interview on the DEVELOP3D blog titled “The death of SolidWorks?” Note the question mark.

Today at a Siemens PLM event, that post showed up on one of the slides. But interestingly the question mark was “conveniently” hidden. This image is from a tweet from Roopinder Tara.

Needless to say, Al Dean from DEVELOP3D is pissed. He replied to Roopinder, “I’m not in the slightest bit happy about how they’ve handily covered the question mark.” Then added in another tweet, “What pisses me off is that we go out of our way to make sure we quote people accurate. Seems its a one way deal.

Update (3-May-2011)

See Al Dean’s comment (second) below.