This email, the final upFront.eZine #1,138, marks a significant event in the history of the CAD industry and media.
I don't remember when I first read Ralph Grabowski's eZine but it long pre-dates meeting him in 2003. He presented at a CAD Productivity Conference in Auckland NZ and I have stayed connected, as a reader/commenter and meeting occasionally at US cad conferences, ever since.
Ralph's in-depth coverage and straight talk about the CAD industry, often deep into the core technologies sitting under the end user products we know so well, is second to none. I was always impressed how he could produce a detailed in-depth analytical article or post about a conference keynote or technical presentation soon after it happened.
Although a prolific writer/editor of books, industry publications (in print and on-line) it was via his own upFront.eZine that he has been a regular and welcome presence in my inbox for decades.
I'm going to miss his CAD industry musings but look forward to following his retirement adventures on his blog and social. He may have retired from CAD Industry reporting, but I bet nothing will stop him writing.
Enjoy your retirement Ralph, let me know if it brings you back to New Zealand.
"All back issues of upFront.eZine can be found at upfrontezine.com.
- Retiring editor: Ralph Grabowski