Reply To: Lets nuke the computer whiz. . .
I agree with your argument and, although I am only a second year architecture student, I can see that the movement of computers into the industry has many detrimental effects. Is this the fault of the person who knows how to use them or is it a misguided intention of those in charge (“movement towards the future”)?
Your first post seems pretty harsh on those whiz guys (calling them geeks and elitist). However, many of use “computer literate” people learn these skills, not to be paid more or to be members of some type of elitist “club,” but want to gather as many skills as possible to help communicate ideas to colleagues and clients.
I do value hand renderings and the work done in a sketchbook far above that on a computer monitor, but I believe that computers do have their place in architecture as they do in many other professions.