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A sound idea?

Last year, when I entered Lair Simon's Dead Pool, one of my picks was Dr. Amar Bose. I picked him because Paul Harvey is always shilling for him, he's old, and I figured he'd be a "solo" pick -- no one else would pick him. I had nothing for or against him, just trying to game the system.

Well, the year is winding down, and it looks like I'm gonna end up around 19th in the standings, with the winner having more than 6 times as many points as I do.

But Dr. Bose is in the news, and it seems like it's a good thing he disappointed me. He may have made his reputation in audio, but he's apparently quite an engineer and designer in all sorts of fields.

It'll be a long time before I could afford to buy one of the cars that might benefit from his work, but it still sounds like a hell of an idea. Keep going, Dr. Bose, and keep gypping me out of those points.

Comments (10)

Jay, I can't believe... (Below threshold)

I can't believe you picked Ashley Olsen. How sick is that? :P

Here's an article with a <a... (Below threshold)

Here's an article with a demonstration video. Very cool.

I had Pat Morita on my list... (Below threshold)

I had Pat Morita on my list for 2006. He decided to wax off about 5 weeks too early.

Sound engineering and suspe... (Below threshold)

Sound engineering and suspension systems are similar in that they both deal with how to control vibrations.

Jay, you should know that o... (Below threshold)
Malibu Stacy:

Jay, you should know that old engineers never die, they just do something only nerdy punsters would appreciate.

Woe to anyone who casts dou... (Below threshold)

Woe to anyone who casts doubt on a Bose invention.

He won't hesitate to set the lawyers loose on a critic.

Formula One cars have used ... (Below threshold)
Steve L.:

Formula One cars have used active suspensions since the mid-80s. In fact, they became so effective by the early-90s that they were banned in the interest of returning some control of the car back over to the drivers. In recent years, there has been some return to it, but not nearly to the point it was prior to the ban.

Woe to anyone who casts ... (Below threshold)

Woe to anyone who casts doubt on a Bose invention. He won't hesitate to set the lawyers loose on a critic.

Example? I mean, LIBEL would be a problem, but simple criticism ("Hey! The Acoustic Wave SUCKS, dude!")?

Wow a car that can do a ral... (Below threshold)

Wow a car that can do a raley and not skip my walkman, errr ipod.

Dr. Bose's suspension syste... (Below threshold)
Ric Locke:

Dr. Bose's suspension system has been in the electronic trade press for a couple of years now.

Don't be too sure about it being too expensive. Shocks and springs aren't cheap either, and once it gets into volume production it should be like most other industrial products, that is, essentially free. Did you ever think you'd see a Hyundai-equivalent with power windows?







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