"Inventions have long since reached their limit, and I see no hope for further developments."
Julius Sextus Frontinus - Roman Engineer in 10 A.D.
"Harmony alone can stir the emotions. It is the one source from which melody directly emanates and draws its power."
Jean-Philippe Rameau - Composer
"Analog absolutely sounds better then digital, but ditigal allows us musical types to get what we imagine in our heads to come out of the speakers quicker."
Nick Launay - Producer, Engineer
"I believe that finished products and industrial design make people more neighborly. In small things the status symbol disappears."
"Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music."
"Music is the universal language."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
Ken Olsen - Digital Equipment Corp., 1977
"A failed experiment can be more important then a trivial design."
"Having an idea is comething that cannot be learned anywhere."
"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
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,