Remember Autodesk Point A?
Today I visited the Autodesk Subscription site & noticed in places it still reverts to the old http://pointa.autodesk.com/ URL. It’s a long time since Point A branding was was used but it lives on in the URL.
Even my own blog captures old product names in it’s permalink URLs. When renaming the category TypePad retains the old URL to preserve external links. Click on the AutoCAD Architecture category and you still go to …/architectural_desktop/index.html. AutoCAD MEP will take you to …/building_systems/index.html. “Architectural Desktop” & “Autodesk Building Systems” might be history but not on my weblog.
Maybe in the future “Permalink Archaeology” will be used research brands & products long since forgotten. They are like the persistent DNA markers used by the Genographic Project to research human migration.
It seems like I wasn’t the only one thinking about Autodesk names today*. Just after snagging the images for this Mark Kiker’s post about Autodesk Trademarks, old & new, appeared in my feed-reader!
* I wrote this draft on 15–05–07 but didn’t press post. Given where Mark and I are located, technically it was already tomorrow here!
CADDManager.com Blog: Trademarks of Autodesk
I was looking through the readme file for AutoCAD 2008 and stumbled onto a list of the trademarks that Autodesk has used and is using.
Some of these are active and some are nostalgic in nature.... I still have an Actrix box on my shelf.