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The following text scrolls by, accompanied on the sound track by Monty Python's ``All Things Dull and Ugly.''  
G. Pascal Zachary
The Wall Street Journal
John Walker
and the management of
Autodesk, Inc.

Monday, February 10, 1992

On January 30, 1992, at a special shareholders' meeting in New York, Autodesk announced its sales and earnings for the final quarter of the fiscal year.[Footnote]

Sales for the quarter were $66.5 million, earnings $11.9 million.

Full-year sales were $274 million with earnings of $58 million.

These results were deemed ``disappointing.''

Autodesk stock, which traded above $60 in June of 1991, closed at 28 1/4 the next day.

After ten years of success, Autodesk was newsworthy.

On May 28, 1992, Autodesk was called ``A Strangely Run Firm'' based on ``A Most Unusual Interview.''

This is that interview.

Editor: John Walker