HearWHAC at netins.net
Sun Nov 12 00:53:50 EST 1995
I apologize for posting this a second time - but I mistakenly posted this
under another subject heading. This is the correct heading! Sorry!
While in Hamburg at the Acousticians Congress I noted that NOAH is very
popular in Europe. But the same companies that use it in Europe appear to be
avoiding it in America. I understand the reason is that the NOAH companies
are trying to use it as a "profit center" instead of making it into a
standard for the world to use.
This reminds me of Apple not opening up the architecture of their computers
to others. As a result, their sales are now fluctuating from seven to nine
percent of the total market - and that percentage is going down.
Hopefully, the American companies will be able to find a standard that is
"open" so that everyone can use it and it is not so expensive! I understand
that Qualitone has already submitted such a proposal! Who knows, their
"standard" might become the new "IBM compatible"!
Paul Woodard :-)
Des Moines Iowa USA
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