My Meeting with a Legend

I know this posting has little to do about music, but I felt it necessary to show my excitement for meeting what is to me an audio legend. Someone who is in my personal pantheon of audio gods who changed the face of music. I had the opportunity to meet Dr. James West. A name not familiar to most but if you work in the media you are affected by his contribution daily. Dr James West is the patent holder and inventor of what known as the electret microphone. This microphone type is used 90% of all microphones built today, and if you work in the music industry, audio engineering, video production, acoustics, etc you know this type of microphone is indispensable. So in effect this posting is reverent because all that is heard on the site, is in part due to his work. And I am extra proud that Dr. West is an African American inventor. Thank you Dr. West.

http://inventors.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/150.html

http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blwest.htm

http://www.black-inventor.com/James-E-West.asp

Me and Dr. James West

Me and Dr. James West

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