This is an allusion to a totally bizarre conversation I had with Malcolm Davies at my house in Cornaux, Switzerland on July 2, 1991 (the office in Marin being painted, at the time, and uninhabitable due to fumes). Malcolm told me, “I decided we'd have to diversify out of AutoCAD into other products and markets because there was no way we could get the technical group to implement what we needed in AutoCAD to stay competitive.” (Paraphrased from memory.)