Old Habits are Hard to Break…

So last week, I got issued with a work laptop. It was a 12″ Screen Dell Latitude D430 no bigger than my A4 sketchbook. It is a pretty decent, abet slow, system with an Intel Core 2, 1.2 GHz with 2 GB of RAM.
But when I held it in my hands I immediately balked.
My very helpful and friendly IT manger (ITM), looked at me and said:
(the conversation roughly happened as follows, sorry my mind was a fried egg at that time.)

ITM: What’s wrong?
Me: Eh…is this laptop powerful?
ITM: Yeah it is pretty good. Nice and small.
Me: But does it run Rhino? Does it run CAD?
ITM: Erm…do you need such software on your PC?
Me: Ah…otherwise, how do I do design?
ITM: (Checks a list) But for you it looks like you don’t need to use Rhino in your job description?
Me: So what if I need to check a 3D model? Or just look at it or spin it?
Me/ITM (together): you get someone else to do it for you….

What a head slapping moment. I have 3 lessons learned here.
1) Old habits are hard to break.
2) You can take a designer out of design, but you can’t take design out of a designer.
3) Sketching skills, suddenly becomes a lot more important these days.

  • Wendren

    August 28, 2008 at 12:50 am Reply

    Sounds frustrating!

  • Niels

    August 20, 2008 at 2:58 am Reply

    Typical, there is a form for everything. People are made stupid with all these formats, it takes away their own ability to think.

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