Year: 2009

When Is A Holiday Not A Holiday

Lately, it seems that the day before a holiday has become a de-facto holiday.  That’s not  exactly the way I would recommend digging out of the worst recession in 75 years. Our UPS pickup driver just dropped by to let

A Big Loss For Pro Sound

I was saddened to learn today of the death of Ross Ritto, one of the pioneers in the modern sound reinforcement industry.  Ross had a direct impact on my entry into pro sound and it was always good to come

A Copper Top For My Rag Top

The saddest days of the year for me is the day in the late fall that I decide to put the removable hard top on my car in place of the convertible top.  One of my guiltiest pleasures is long

Google Eats Its Young

Hot on the heels of the roll out of the Motorola Droid, a smart phone that uses the Google mobile operating system, there are now confirmed rumors that Google plans to release its own smart phone-Google designed and Google branded-after

Is Your Church Breaking The Law?

It seems that churches are being turned into lawbreakers by the FCC It is certainly not news that churches, technically at least, are legally required to have licenses for their wireless mics. At this time of year when so many

Hey AT&T. What Part of “Unlimited” Don’t You Understand?

One of the best parts of my day is the time I spend reading the New York Times.  It seems to be one of the few daily papers that is holding its own, at least when it comes to generating

‘Tis The Season To Be ……….. Scammed!

Even though our national economic woes continue to depress holiday retail sales, online sales are expected to grow 8% this year.  That’s great news if you, like we, count on internet sales to sustain and grow your business. Still, there

Internet Marriage To Intercom-Thousands of Offspring

My email in box stays stuffed with promotional material related to concert and special event production-mostly hardware.  I’m lucky if I have a chance to look at one in ten messages. I’m really glad I clicked on the one from

This Sounds Too Good To Be True

This article from ABC News had me reaching for my calendar to see if it was April Fools Day.  Nope, it’s still December. The headline said: Scientists Say Paper Battery Could Be In The Works We sell a lot of

Droid No IPhone Killer. Prefers To Kill One App At A Time

 Lots has been written about whether the new Motorola/Verizon Droid cell phone will be an IPhone killer.  I’ve used both and think I can see the future. No question, the IPhone is easier to use and has an elegant feel