"Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness."
"If you can hear it, you can have it."
"Music is natural law as related to the sense of hearing."
Anton Webern - Composer
"Hands that serve are more sacred then lips that pray."
"Give me blemishes and squeaks, tempos speeding up and more. If it (the recording) has soul and passion, it will speak to the listener. If it is precise and staid, it will be invisible to the listener."
Ken Coomer - Drummer, Producer
"No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible."
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent."
"Next Christmas the iPod will be dead, gone, kaput."
Sir Alan Sugar - British entrepreneur, 2005
"You know a design is good when you want to lick it"
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,