Category Archives: progress

Small Size, Big Sound – Part 2

There is not room or time to share all the smart engineering which went into the FoxL speaker we talked about a few days ago, but after days of almost continuous use under varying conditions I am ever more amazed. … Continue reading

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A New Surprise in Loudspeakers?

There are not many loudspeakers which have the ability to surprise me. But now there is another to add to the short list. In 1957 The Quad Electrostatic Speaker ESL-57 surprised the world with a fundamentally superior means of producing … Continue reading

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The Next Big Idea on Wall Street

Wall Street’s Professional Investors make a career out of creatively anticipating The Next Big Thing. The legendary Peter Lynch suggested that if you get five such insights in your life, that is all you need to be a very successful … Continue reading

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Good-bye Mr. Jobs, and thank you!

There is no greater measure of just how extraordinary Steve Jobs was, than the inadequacy of the tributes which pour forth, many from people who themselves are extraordinary. Attempts to analyze the personal talents and characteristics responsible for Steve Jobs’ … Continue reading

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The ’67 borders, Palestinian aspirations, and the sad reality

Palestinian frustration is understandable, but with whom should they be frustrated? The West bank Palestinians who have acted responsibly and cooperatively with Israel have every reason to be furious about Israeli settlements which undermine their aspirations. Beyond that the issues … Continue reading

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Good News for dogs, cats, and the people who love them

Between 1970 and today the dogs and cats euthanized in America dropped from 25% to 3% according to the Humane Society of the United States. In 1970, 67 Million pets lived in US homes, today that number is double. Though … Continue reading

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Samsung’s AIR Drive?

According to MacWorld, Samsung announced a wonderful new option for the MacBook AIR and other peripherally challenged skinny laptops. The SE-208BW Smart Media Hub streams discs over Wi-Fi, has ethernet support so it can be used as a repeater or … Continue reading

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