RP systems and power users

From: Elaine Hunt (ehunt@ces.clemson.edu)
Date: Fri Sep 24 1999 - 21:37:04 EEST

all the discussion about advances in systems, etc brought to mind the
following question...

if all rp systems become my ultimate push button machines..then will
everyone have the same competitive edge or will power users become
disenchanted and move on to other tools that provide them more options?

I guess the ultimate question is do we use RP for competitive advantage and
if so how do vendors assure that power users remain in the fold.I firmly
believe that if all systems do not retain, encourage, and promote power
users among their user communities then the technology will suffer greatly.

Microsoft may have 1000s of programmers today but 25 (1975) years ago they
did not exist....... we are working on our second decade in rp so there is
hope that vendors will grow, expand, and thrive......


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Elaine T. Hunt, Director
Clemson University Laboratory to Advance Industrial Prototyping
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