September 16, 2019

OPINION: Corruption

By Jolly Green There are many markers and pointers in the Caribbean that point to corruption in and by government ministers and others. Bribery and corruption is a major problem because bribery and corruption lead to a society where economic and political decisions become twisted. Political corruption in the Caribbean Basin retards state economic growth […]

Is perfection overrated?

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio Perfection in its literal form is a myth. We strive for perfection in our systems, our lives, our friends and come away frustrated. What we likely mean is perfect including the inevitable flaws, but not all of us see it that way. If I had to guess, I’d imagine […]

The curse of new

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio No sooner do I get a new ache or pain than my mind gravitates to the worst possible scenario. “No doubt it’s cancer.” When a new product has a hiccup or fails to meet expectations we often jump to a worst-case conclusion that it’s defective or broken. We rarely […]

If likes no longer matter on social media, then what does?

By Kevan Lee From Buffer You’ve probably heard the news: Instagram is in the process of removing like counts from posts in the Instagram feed. At first blush, this might appear to be a massive change. They’re removing one of the most recognizable elements of social proof that’s ever existed. Likes are the way that we measurethe world’s […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: How long will Venezuela remain a pawn in the Game of Global Chess?

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Tribune 242 By SIR RONALD SANDERS MICHELLE Bachelet is a torture survivor. She was arrested in 1975 by the late dictator Augusto Pinochet’s political police and detained in the notorious Villa Grimaldi torture centre. So, she knows much about the suffering of people. She is also an astute politician with […]

Gordon Barlow: “Civilians bearing arms”

By Gordon Barlow Inspired by Colin’s excellent Editorial of 22nd August, I dug up an old (November 2010) blog-post of mine on the general topic of guns in the hands of civilians. I think it’s still relevant to our situation today, and I haven’t changed a word of it. See what you think. Comments welcome. […]

In harm’s way

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio We have a pretty versatile warehouse at PS Audio. Where normally we’d be moving inventory in and out on a daily basis, the main warehouse has other uses too. In yesterday’s post, I showed how our engineers take over to make polar measurements of the new AN3 loudspeaker. Today […]

OPINION: Vladimir Putin, now you see [it] them, now you don’t. Part 2

By Jolly Green The whole world is under threat from Vladimir Putin. Unfortunately, Americas President Donald Trump thinks otherwise he doesn’t see the true dangers of Putin. He believes that Putin tells him the truth and likes him. I can assure president Trump that Putin hates and despises him. I begin to wonder if the […]

Old words

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio I drive an electric car yet I still step on the gas. I play music through modern transducers that cling to their original monicker from the 1800s: a loud speaker. It’s natural we use words having lost their original meaning, but sometimes it might be helpful to consider adding a few […]

Functional vs. aesthetic

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio One of the challenges facing any designer or engineer is the quandary of form vs. function. On the one hand, function is a requisite for any sensible design. If it isn’t easy or useful the product doesn’t have a long life in store for it. But form and aesthetics? […]