Before computerization massively invaded the realm of design (circa early 1980s), all ideas for making a product, constructing a structure, an electrical schematic, etc had to be presented via a drawing, painstakingly hand-drawn on paper, mylar or other media.
Each drawing was a personal masterpiece of draftsmanship, where the lines were drawn between concept and tangible creation.
And there was the indispensable supporting equipment to facilitate this task and impart the professional touch to the drawings – the Drawing Board.
The drawing boards evolved quickly into sophisticated equipment known as drafting machines, among which the brand Mutoh was my favourite.
My career foundation was set on these, but with the advent of software like AutoCAD, Pro-E, etc, I found that I had to go “back to the drawing board” to re-chart my way forward. But, no regrets.