"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
Alan Kay - Computer Scientist
"Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness."
"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."
"Harmony alone can stir the emotions. It is the one source from which melody directly emanates and draws its power."
Jean-Philippe Rameau - Composer
"If you can hear it, you can have it."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."
"It is important that musicians have a sense of occasion and danger in recording. Putting down tracks or vocals with endless opportunities to correct and perfect accomplishes the opposite of what I look for in a recording."
Joe Boyd - Producer
"Design is the art that combines consumer needs with the possiubilities of industrial production."
"You know a design is good when you want to lick it"
"Good taste is not a substitute for knowledge."
Frank Lloyd Wright
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,