nvestor's Business Daily last week discovered that the computer has replaced the drafting table. The story, Helping Designers Go Digital, starts out:
"Forget about drafting tables and mechanical pencils. Going back to the drawing board now means booting up a computer and opening some software.
"It's a fractured market, analysts say, with pockets of faster growth. No clear winners have emerged to truly dominate the sector, says AMR analyst Kevin O'Marah.
"Software greatly improves the amount of times you can iterate on a single design. When you go to digital, it drops the cost of each iteration to almost zero.
"The design software industry serves two main sets of customers. The first group consists of manufacturers and developers who require computer-aided designs. The second group is computer-chip makers."
'Tis true :>