If you get the fever and shakes just thinking about moving to new technology, I’m with you. (I’m totally not with you) I’d much prefer to just stick my finger in my throat and vomit magnificent cad data all over a glass office table.

Can you imagine?… you SO know that would be awesome. People would sit… and wait… to watch you wretch. But until they come up with the technology that allows vomiting CAD to happen, we’re stuck with upgrading hardware and software till we’re numb in the face.

So, right now, I’m chugin’ Ovaltine and bangin’ away on Windows 98 and SolidWorks 97 plus. STOP LAUGHING! it hurts… (I’m totally not using those, but…) I need you to make fun of me and tell me why I need to put my fear of change muscular IT people with laser guns, behind me and upgrade to the latest tech.

You know what you could get? Well, besides, virtual high fives for your wit from everyone, you’ll have the chance to win a SpacePilot Pro. It’s a fancy 3D mouse thingy that’s part of the scary, new present of technology. All ya gotta do to enter is leave a comment making fun of me and giving us all good reasons to upgrade to Windows 7 and SolidWorks 2010… or not. If you want a few extra chances then do the following…

I can’t actually track all of those, but the magic contest fairies will give you some extra cred when the drawing takes place (which will be Wednesday, January 30th) I can tell if you RT on twitter, share on Facebook or blog about it, so do that as much as possible and I’ll put an entry in for every time you do it. That is so ronkin’… yeah, ronkin’.

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Here’s a photo of the SpacePilot Pro. It’s 3DConnexion’s most technologically advance 3D mouse and will make everyone wonder if you came from the future. 3DConnexion sent it to me a while back, but I quit using it because I’m really into spreadsheets and Microsoft paint right now. It doesn’t work in those too well… just so you know. More about it here.


Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.