This document chronicles the period when Autodesk turned the corner. Before we went to COMDEX in 1982, we were a group of idealistic programmers with a dream. We returned from COMDEX with a product that we knew to have demonstrated its potential to be a mega-hit. The problem then was how to best deploy our meager resources to best exploit the opportunity our work had created. In the December and January meetings we began to grope our way toward approaches to the challenges that faced us.
by Dan Drake
This is a quick summary, long after the fact, of the general meetings of December, 1982, and January, 1983. The keeping of proper minutes, which was abandoned for months because of the lack of anyone to do it, will be resumed as of the February meeting.