According to David Prawel, of LongView Advisors, who spoke at the recent COE 2007 show, the lack of interoperability costs the big manufacturers more than the total valuation of the CAD companies. One executive joked to Prawel that they should buy the CAD companies and fix the problem.
Prawel also called the firing of the Airbus CEO in the wake of the Airbus project delay "a good thing." It brings the issue of interoperability to the highest level of management.
Also, 30% of people can't perceive 3D on a flat screen
Even more disturbing, though off the subject:
- 1/3 of high school graduates will never read another book after graduation
- 42% of college graduates will never read another book
- 80% of households haven't read a book in the last year