"A failed experiment can be more important then a trivial design."
"Having an idea is comething that cannot be learned anywhere."
"Are you saving money by saving money?"
"How many things can you do to enhance and how do you avoid those things which do not? If there is a moral commitment - or an opportunity - for a designer, that is it."
"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
"When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong."
Arthur C. Clark - Science Fiction Writer
"Music is the universal language."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"I cannot conceive of music that expresses absolutely nothing."
Béla Bartók - Composer
"Harmony alone can stir the emotions. It is the one source from which melody directly emanates and draws its power."
Jean-Philippe Rameau - Composer
"The designer is in essence an artist, one whose tools differ from those of his predecessors, but an artist nonetheless."
Back in 2002 we began featuring a fresh "genius" each month, this ran strong for a few years. Our genius - genius writer took an extended sabbatical to focus on raising her kids, we hope to begin adding new entries again in 2015.
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,