Originally Posted by Joe Skubinski
Bigus, why don't you show us what you have done to successfully produce a product, through engineering and design to a finished product, to be ultimately proven as viable by long term sales and growth, aka demand.
It will be enlightening to see how the future judges your history in helping to improve (rather than not) forward motion within our industry, all compacted within your four thousand or so posts over the last 10 years on http://www.avsforum.com
If you believe the perpetuation of myths that have cost uninformed consumers countless thousands upon thousands and robbed them of funds which could have been used to make audible system improvements, and the publication and heavy advertisement of pseudoscience that confuses the uneducated and promotes a state of "unknowable complexity" that prohibits real learning, understanding, and application of knowledge by the masses is "forward movement of the industry..." then it is clear you mean the audio sales and profit industry, not an industry that is in any sense that is connected to the good of the consumer, whether that be perceptible quality improvements or value advancement or even just maximal enjoyment of audio as a hobby. If I have educated a few and helped them spend more wisely and save a few bucks along the way, then I count my contribution as equally valuable as anything you have accomplished.
You put up an artificial hoop for me to jump through, figuring I can't play. An attempt at argument from authority. But I have nothing to prove to you regarding my engineering abilities. And frankly, I see nothing at all which suggests to me you are an accomplished engineer. Tell you what, I bet I can design a cable that passes analog signals with equal sound quality as any of yours, to be tested by multiple third parties. Wanna play?
If that isn't good enough, you'll just have to wait a few more years. To my unending frustration, I have to wait patiently a bit more before I can begin any of my next projects in earnest. When I do, I'll document and you can judge for yourself.
Now if we are talking about successful business acumen, then I tip my hat to you. Credit where credit is due. I almost entered the audio design and sales market. Came danged close. Had several designs and prototypes, but I realized that my personal requirements for component and system design came at a cost I wasn't sure I could sell without undue hype. This was nearly ten years ago, and I wasn't sure the market could keep increasing luxury spending as it had. In retrospect, I'm glad I changed gears when I did. And likewise, I'm impressed that you weathered the storm.Edited by Bigus - 3/24/13 at 8:35pm