Oh and I have to say.. the marketturds at places like Altium, Dassault, etc... are just that - turds.
I recall my SWorks VAR coming over with his FAE... I mentioned the whole ad campaign they had at the time - a little cartoon with a guy from the electrical and the guy from the mechanical depts with puzzle pieces, trying to show how they integrated with each other.
then i mentioned the flash demo that followed, showing the demo of Sworks with some cell phone PCB and the narrations saying stuff like "just move the components..." and the screen showing him dragging an SOT23-5 across the board.
First I threw down my disk of SW 1996 (yep been using it since 95 when it came out - they'd never seen one) and said if any mechanical weeny screwed my spilt planes up by doing that in SW's I'd shove the puzzle piece where the sun don't shine...
Altium does the same crap with their flashy web-mantras... they seem to chase things ever since Nick took it public in AU... Loved the hardware software thing they tried.
"Yea Larry, you won't use your software tool chain anymore... you'll do your source in Altium. Screw the years of libraries, scripts, debugging your dev tools, you need Altium"
I'd get a keyboard up my ... and no code. Like I mentioned you ought to hear him rant about Dynamic C...
My rants on various audio stuff:
i know you MAC guys will flame me on this.. but last xmas i went to a local "pinky" mall here in DC... ya know the ones that have the trophy wives and beautiful people running around.
So of course there's the Apple store - too cool to even have a name on it. Just a backlit silver apple. So my kids and wife are going to the build a bear thing and I say "got to go to see this - never been in one"
As I approach, they have the cute sales girls up front, to attract the geeks that never seen a real girl naked before. As I approach, a nasty old long hair in my Columbo coat, the one looks at the others and shrugs then approaches.
I declined stating I was just looking for software... So I go back to the rack with their boxes and the manager guy comes up. After telling him about my marketturd rant, he sheepishly pulls out his inventory scanning gun... Running XP embedded.