Why is it that American phones made in China are of great quality, but when American guitars are made in Asia, they are deemed inferior?

You know the great thing about the guitar industry is that so many builders are still based in the USA. Gibson USA, Fender USA / Custom Shop, PRS, Suhr, G&L etc for guitar companies then you have an industry of “boutique” amp builders – Dr Z, Swart, Victoria, Matchless, Milkman, Tone King, VVT, Greer etc… Continue reading Why is it that American phones made in China are of great quality, but when American guitars are made in Asia, they are deemed inferior?

PC / DOS games, then vs now, and how it’s affected my life

DOS games

My interest in computers and programming have been directly tied to video games, here’s a little backstory on that. My father was a Pascal / Delphi programmer, so our first computer was an IBM PC with a Pentium 386 and only 500MBs of hard disk space. Maybe 1 or 2MBs of RAM. He used to… Continue reading PC / DOS games, then vs now, and how it’s affected my life

The Tech Industry and the West Coast

The West coast mystifies me. Ever since I became interested in computer science and programming in middle school, the thought inevitably turns to the west coast and the high tech industry that it revolves around. Silicon valley in many ways represented what America was about – free thinking , innovation and entrepreneurship. Being on the… Continue reading The Tech Industry and the West Coast