- Jan 30, 2007
Fortunately your corporate shoulders appear broad enough to bear this choice. It is a choice and there is no blame required. Your designs are notable for their industrial, yet attractive similitude which makes for continuity in production. That has its advantages. I am curiouser and curiouser as to what lies ahead with these upcoming, albeit "industrial", prototypes. Be that as it may I do not see you accuiring an ORT's Eye VU as regards audio stuff.No pics, but here's a line drawing. Note inputs and outputs. You can switch USB sources to USB, or use it as a USB-SPDIF converter. Please don't call it a DDC, I hate the term. Someday I hope we'll blow that term up. We'll see.
I'm still to blame for all the industrial design. You should always include the opportunity for growth (and for better understanding what we can do with stamping, etc.). There are several fields I would never have been able to do anything credible with in pre-internet, pre-computer before-fore times. Design, marketing, advertising, branding, hell, direct sales--none of this would have ever been in my wheelhouse before. We live in incredible times. Take advantage of it!
That said, on the industrial design side...you ain't seen nothing yet. A number of upcoming prototypes have produced remarks like "I'd buy it just for the looks," and "looks like a product that's 2x more expensive than the previous one." We're gonna be pushing what we can do with metal fab in the USA in the very near term.
No reply is needed. Your judgement either alone or with Mike has made your company prosperous. If I find what you make attractive, it is because you have made it so.