Cleaning up around my desk again… This time I found a booklet called the “Beocord 8000 Design Story” published by Bang & Olufsen in December of 1979. This one has some interesting information about cassette tape recorders/players – including a paper describing a cool way to measure head wear. Click here to download the file.
This book was released some months ago as part of the 100 year anniversary of loudspeaker development in Denmark. There are a number of good articles in there, including a historical article on the importance of loudspeaker directivity at Bang & Olufsen.
There’s one verse of “Sweet Home Alabama” that says
“Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers
And they’ve been known to pick a song or two”.
If you watch this movie to the end, you’ll find out what that means.
Jimi Hendrix lived at #23 (the white house) and Handel lived at #25 (next door).
Apart from that, nothing…
Actually, according to this article, Hendrix chose the apartment (at least partly) due to the fact that Handle lived next-door… Note that the article also mentions the expensive bit of kit in the flat…
What’s impressive is that the Babylonians were more mathematically advanced than we thought. The odd thing is that the reason they developed the math was suspiciously like that used by the Grebulons…