As a DWF Technical Evangelist, I started blogging by supplying Shaan Hurley with guest articles that he would post on his blog, Between The Lines, for me. On February 14, 2006 I started my own blog, Beyond the Paper, using Shaan's naming strategy where the emphasis was on DWF files and what you could do with them besides printing. There are 917 posts on Beyond the Paper — most of which I authored.
When our team's DWF work grew into a more formalized presence for Autodesk Labs, I defected from the DWF-related blog to It's Alive in the Lab. I wrote my first article on April 10, 2007 entitled "It's alive. It's alive. It's alive." (an allusion to the original Frankenstein movie) which described the mission of Autodesk Labs.
A blog is a novel written one page at a time. This is the Autodesk Labs story. This is my story. It includes Autodesk Gallery exhibits, Autodesk Research, Labs technology previews, and point of view articles from the Office of the CTO.
Thanks to the Autodesk Labs community (~1.6 million blog visitors over 7 years) whose readership keeps the blog going. The 3,881 comments on the 2,391 postings on this blog reflect our dialog about people, technologies, and thoughts that make up our little corner of Autodesk.
Still sewing words together like body parts is alive in the lab.