Ever since Solidworks World in San Diego, there has been a 'virtual storm' brewing. As all of you have probably figured out, quite a few Solidworks Bloggers were invited to Solidworks as press, and treated the same. Without speaking for the rest of the blog crew, I can say we certainly were a segregated crowd. During press day, we took up a lunch table of our own, during press conferences we mostly sat along the same tables, and in the press room, we occupied tables next to each other while clicking away on our various laptops.
So the storm has been centered around the legitimacy of a blog writer, versus a member of the traditional media. Roopinder Tara of Cad Insider has been writing a series about this very topic. His most recent post talks about bloggers getting the scoop over the traditional media. He makes some very good points.
Most of the on going discussion has been given by both sides, but now I think its time to hear from those that scroll through the blogs, and not those that type them. Check out The Cad Insider Post and leave a comment letting Roopinder know if you prefer to get your CAD news from a printed or online mainstream site, or if you enjoy the blogs more. It's time to hear from those that count, you!