In a blast from the past I took the infamous cassette tape in my Autodesk historical collection and purchased a cassette tape to MP3 converter to see if the 34 year old cassette had anything good on it after all this time, and who was the voice on the tape.
The cassette was still good! Low and behold it had someone I had not expected, Autodesk founder John walker narrating the 30 minute cassette tape and at the end talking about product support and bug reporting. Upon listening I was transported magically back to 1986.
The text transcript of the tape thanks to Patrick Emin - French Autodesk community manager.
”Hi, I'm John Walker, president of Autodesk Incorporated. We put together this tape to help you get started. The thought of you as you learn and come to master AutoCAD, you'll find it delivers the power of a million dollar CAD system on your computer. Before we dig into the package, I'd first like to thank you for choosing AutoCAD.
You spent your hard earned money on the product of our labors and we take this very seriously. We're privileged by your choice of AutoCAD, a key tool you use in your work, since you will be investing your valuable time and learning AutoCAD and applying it to your job. We're going to do everything we can to provide you with the best possible product. We consider your choice of AutoCAD as the beginning of a working partnership because AutoCAD isn't an unchanging product like a drafting machine.”