Perhaps the best aspect of longevity (and let’s take continued existence as a given) is that it enables you to experience variety. When you’ve been around awhile, and I don’t mind saying I have, you get to see a lot of stuff. You get to visit a lot of different places. And, if you keep your eyes and ears open, you learn.
It’s one reason I feel a genuine affinity for Canvas software: It has had a long and storied journey, a life of great variety.
I’ve only been involved in the most recent part of the story. And since I joined Canvas in July last year not a week has passed (sometimes not a day) without me being shown another fascinating example of our software in action.
It is thrilling and humbling – and highly educational – to witness the sheer volume and diversity of tasks to which Canvas is being applied.
You can walk into buildings designed by architects who have used Canvas to collaborate on plans with clients. You can take a flight on an airliner maintained by crews using manuals created in Canvas. You can look up at iconic signs in iconic cities which have been designed in Canvas. You can watch fighter jets on TV which are kept flying using Canvas-made visual documentation. You can read about spacecraft going to Mars, or space telescopes designed to look further into the cosmos than we have ever seen, whose circuitry was designed in Canvas.
And, particularly poignant at this point in our shared story, you can benefit from life-saving medical research which is visualized and shared using this highly versatile software.
Of course the stars in all of these scenarios are the individuals who create all of these magical outputs.
We are fortunate to have a fantastic community of end users who have been using Canvas over long and fascinating careers, and who continue to operate at the absolute cutting edge of their chosen spheres.
These guys are true artists and, as we embark on this next stage of the Canvas journey, we’ve asked some of them to share their stories.
We call them the Canvas Originals and you’ll start to see their stories appearing here on our blog from next week and on our social channels. So make sure you follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
We know there are many more Canvas Originals out there. If you would like to be part of this project, we would love to hear from you.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Multi-discipline artist Jim Wynne talks to us about his use of Canvas over the years to create precise, intricate and highly realistic drawings.
Medical research scientist Peter Allen lobbied Steve Jobs so that he and tens of thousands of his peers could retain access to Canvas software