Back in the day Autodesk used to be fond of giving coffee mugs to people. I will never remember my first coffee mug as an Autodesk customer and beta tester in 1995. It was a black shiny mug with the Autodesk calipers logo and text in gold flake. A couple years back a fellow Autodesker gave me a much older Autodesk coffee mug for the collection. You can see the mug in the second photo sitting on an unopened early 90’s era AutoCAD Simulator product.
Speaking of mugs and Autodesk History. One of the more contemporary pieces in my Autodesk history collection was just added. Autodesk CEO and Chief Maker Carl Bass recently retired from Autodesk after evolving the company, products, and culture. He made a very big impact on Autodesk history and I felt it important to keep something that represented of that time period.
With Carl’s permission, I got his San Francisco office cube nameplate. Carl sat with all the employees in a cube desk area.