The image above is a screen capture of two ‘start up’ screens for the computer program Revit. I stacked the images on top of themselves for comparison purposes. Revit is the software I am currently using. What’s interesting to me is the graphic. Notice the dates on the images that reflect the software versions. It amazes me that Revit 2009, the later of the two versions, has such a low quality graphic. This reversal of quality to sophistication may also be reflected in the actual software. At some times it can do amazing things. And at other times the most basic principles of architecture design cripple the software and render it useless.