19 May By Design
Brian “Goub” Goubeaux: “No, I didn’t have one. Only Barney was allowed to get one.”
Recognize the instrument in the photo above? Neither did our newest AutoCAD technician and 2022 high school graduate Aiden Helman. It’s a design relic from the 1990s, long before Aiden was born: an AutoCAD SummaSketch III Digitizing Graphical Drawing Board (you can learn the history/see one in action in this video).
Now that the technical details of this Mindset are out of the way, we can get to the point: that only Brian “Barney” Barhorst had and used this device. Other Choice One designers of the 1990s, including Goub, were not “allowed” to get one. It’s kind of like how Matt Hoying is never “allowed” to get a perfect score for his opinions, or how Dane isn’t “allowed” to answer the phone anymore.
Despite never seeing a Summasketch, Aiden was able to quickly guess what the contraption was, and appreciated learning the history of his craft. Don’t worry Aiden, despite Goub’s disappointment towards never getting a Summasketch, Choice One has improved over the years, and we’ll be sure to provide you with the best tools for design efficiency. Before long, you’ll be designing circles around those old geezers Barney and Goub, no SummaSketch required!