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Derby the dog gets new legs from 3D printing

December 22nd 2014

A New Hampshire dog born with deformed front legs is running for the first time, thanks to kindhearted humans who used 3D technology to create a novel set of doggy prosthetics. It all started when 3D Systems employee Tara Anderson, a volunteer with dog rescue group Peace and Paws in Hillsborough, N.H. met and became foster owner to Derby, a dog born with a congenital deformity characterized by small forearms and no front paws. Anderson then recognized an opportunity to help the dog using the products and resources available at 3D Systems. Read about Derby and his new legs on GraphicSpeak

On things

Techwatch December 9th 2014

If they are going to talk to each, what will they say? Things, we have so many things. Bridges that design and build themselves, cute little computers in our glasses and light bulbs, presumably all talking to each other over the Internet, sucking up valuable bandwidth and annoying the NSA. And there will be cars that take you where you should go, not necessarily where you want to go (thereby dramatically reducing road-rage incidents). The idea of sitting in an autonomously driven car that is traveling over an autonomously de-signed and built bridge, past a generatively designed organic-looking building …

Five years: yet another long strange trip …

And in half the time! I was asked recently to write about the five most important market develop¬ments of the last five years. I have no idea why; David Letterman was busy or something. As I considered what I would write about, I found myself thinking about how mobile …Click here to read this blog entry

Systems thinking and the individual

Companies and users are not on the same page Recently, I wrote an article in CGW about Adobe’s march to subscription and a long time Adobe customer sent a simple terse comment: ain’t ever going to subscribe, ever, she said. She, like so many people, hates the idea of …Click here to read this blog entry

Seeing more

Tablets have screen sizes from 7-inches to 20-inches and sell for $70 to over $1,200. They have PPI ranging from 132 to 339. Factoring that data for some of the more popular devices we produced the following chart of the cost per megapixel.   Ironically, the lowest cost tablet, …Click here to read this blog entry

It’s never business as usual in the film industry

A ruthless commitment to cooperation drives business The Siggraph show is just about our favorite show of the year. I love movies and Jon knows just about everyone in the business. Come to think of it, by this time we both know an awful lot of people in the …Click here to read this blog entry

Tempests in tea pots, real time

Siggraph is almost here. For some this is a small show – and tragically it’s getting smaller, but it’s our favorite show in the world. It’s where our roots are. Over the years the show has been dominated by the Hollywood forces; more’s the pity. Their money is surely …Click here to read this blog entry