Since Mid-September, 1985
This week marks my 30th year in the CAD writing business. Thirty years ago, the CADalyst founder, owner, editor, and publisher hired me on as the brand-new technical writer/editor. I was the first full-time employee.
In those days, CADalyst magazine was concerned only with AutoCAD. The new version at the time was v2.17f, which offered the ground-breaking "Expressions and Variables" feature. The first issue I worked on featured the first use of color in the magazine, with the cover story by Bill Kramer on how to use expressions and variables in AutoCAD -- later to be known as AutoLISP.
I stayed with the magazine for just over five years before going off on my own in this fascinating business. What a ride it's been, as I published CAD++ newsletter in print, followed up upFront.eZine e-newsletter, this WorldCAD Access blog, the now-defunct Visions.eZine newsletter for Visio users, the eBooks.onLine ebook sales portal, lots of kinds of consulting, writing and updating nearly 200 books and ebooks about CAD, and a whole lot more.
Thanks for reading me all these years!