You'd figure it wouldn't be difficult to get photos taken for a webcast cover, but it is. It took Derry (our Product Manager) and me weeks to get it done. The difficulty was in finding a photographer who would both call back and provide digital prints. But fortunately, Eileen referred us to the Stevan Nordstom who did great headshots of her dog Seamus. Eileen is the heart and soul of our technical writing for Plant, being the founding member of our User Assistance team. It's her excellent work you see in reflected P&ID documentation - from the Read Me's to the Help System to the Getting Started and User Guides. And, she's also always chiding me about my spelling and grammer - but so far, to little effect. (affect?)
I figured if Stevan could make dogs look intelligent, he could easily do the same for Derry and me. (Of course, I don't like my photo, but I rarely like my photos. Derry, on the other hand, looks awesome as usual in his.)
I think it will be worth it; the webcast will be up in a week or two and will give everyone an easy way to see what AutoCAD P&ID 2007 is all about. It's also interesting to start to see mentions of Autodesk Plant in the media here and there - I'm feeling like I proud parent watching the software start life in the real world.