"Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music."
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent."
"Are you saving money by saving money?"
"Music happens to be an art form that transcends language."
"All a designer can do is to anticipate a mood before people realize that they are bored. It is simply a question of getting bord first."
"You cannot bore people into buying your product, you can only interest them in buying it. You cannot save souls in an empty church."
"Stimulated by those moods which poets turn into words, I turn my ideas into tones which resound, roar, and rage until at last they stand before me in the form of notes."
Ludwig Van Beetoven - Composer
"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
Ken Olsen - Digital Equipment Corp., 1977
"Lighting is like driving a car. The requirements are the same."
"The first rule for a designer is to find the right customer."
Starting in 2002 we began featuring a "genius of the month" section, this ran strong for a few years. Our genius writer took an extended sabbatical to focus on raising kids. We hope to begin adding fresh entries to this section again beginning 2014.
Raymond Kurzweil is an inventor whose innovations have touched the lives of many. He may be best known for his work on the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, but his influence goes far beyond. He has been a pioneer in optical character recognition (OCR), the development of the first CCD flatbed scanner, text-to-speech synthesis, music synthesis, speech recognition,