A brief history

Widespread availability, coupled with considerably reduced production costs, has afforded a growth in the use of computers unthinkable 20 years ago. That many of us engage unquestioningly with digital technologies on a daily basis provides some indication as to how easily, yet significantly, they have been assimilated into our everyday lives. Of course, it was not always thus. Indeed, even as recently as the early 1990s very few architectural practices used computers other than as timesaving devices for administrative tasks such as word processing and accounting. The design process was typically analog, using traditional methods including freehand sketching, physical modelmaking, drawing on drafting boards, and manual final rendering ...

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