- About a year after joining Autodesk, he was fired by head honcho Carol Bartz.
- Five months later she brought him back into the fold.
- He dropped out of college to build boats in Seattle for five years, then completed his degree.
- He would like his company’s products to have the slickness of video games.
- He fashions beds and baseball bats, and finds inspiration, in a Berkeley wood and metal shop.
Read the Chronicle on Carl Bass.