Just a brief note.

It is about 7:30 a.m.

I am back from northern California.

All went well.

I had to chair a board meeting yesterday and am on my way to a corporate meeting in Los Angeles right now, which has kept me busy for the past 72 hours.

I am also working, rather feversishly, on a legal letter, which is weighing heavily on me at this moment.

More on that later.

In the meantime, I have not even attempted to play the keyboard after my last episode, on the second of this month.  OUCH!!

I hope to try tonight, after I get back from L.A.

We'll just have to see how it goes.

I want to continue telling the story I was just telling in the last several posts, becasue I think it is of more than general interest to those who want to know about such things.

As any reader will soon see, I have a nearly unique perspective on the birth of the modern computer world.

I have been a very knowledgeable participant since the computer ran on punch cards, before they even had tape to store data on.

I was a close friend of the inventor of the CD ROM, through one of his sons, for many years and got to listen to him tell stories of what he had seen happening around him in the field of electronics (i was his invention that allows newspapers to be sent around the world to be printed where they are to be sold, as a side note).

I was absorbed in it from the very start, when all the excitement was over the use of the transistor, in place of the vacuum tube, as bakelite was replaced by modern plastic, and the integrated circuit (IC) was just beginning to make it's presence known and felt.

I, personally, knew we were on the edge of something really big, and gave it the attention which I believed such a thing deserved.

For me, there were always music applications, in addition to all of the others, and it was to this particular field that I have always devoted a lot of time and attention.

I have always thought that there will be a special place for advanced musical applications of these electronic technologies.

While the progress has been painfully slow, the developments have been nothing short of astounding and have repeatedly far exceeded any of my, even most fantastic, expectations.

I must say, I am now very glad that I have kept a close eye on various developments in the fields of electronics, power, and energy.

Especially because energy production has been a large part of how I make a living during the past 20 years..

Anyway, for now I must go, but I just wanted to acknowledge my continued existence.

At least for the time being.


Ventura, California
8:14 a.m.