Just found this on a hifi store site advertising a Vincent amp.
"The rollout of tanks in particular during the 40's saw Germany at the forefront of modern war design and architecture and nowadays they're pretty good at making cars and jets and other things, too - the Chinese at the time of the blitzkrieg were having their own problems with the pro-Nazi Japanese but that didn't stop them inventing the compass, gunpowder and consequently they soon became the mecca for worldwide consumer electronics manufacturing in only a few decades."
they explained that inventing the compass and gunpowder during WWII led to widespread Chinese dissatisfaction with audio reproduction. Being an inventive, industrious (and rather large) lot, their scientists invented the first atomic - powered turntable in 1943. (Design later stolen and marketed by LIRPA Labs). It proved to be rather unwieldy, so production was very limited. If the Chinese had realized the military applications of their turntable, we'd all be eating Dim Sum, and American Ducks would be really really few, and really really nervous. But I digress...
Their scientists next invented the Transistor, but they stopped production almost immediately, because it was just too damn hard to say "Transistor" while a war was raging. Next attempt: Gunpowder-filled Van de Graaf generators... the first true attempt at electrostatic sound. Needless to say, explosive dynamics... but reliability was a real issue.
The Chinese finally settled on tubes. It is unclear how they reached this epiphany, but recent papers released from the Mao archives refer repeatedly to an American collaborator named Bir Conlad, or something. Bu I digress again...
The Japanese grew very disheatened that their enemies got to hear really cool stuff like the Tijuana Brass or Motorhead, while they were stuck listening to Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage on those crappy Sony AM radios on a keychain. In short order, the Japanese uninvaded China, and bought most of the golf courses in Southern California, to drown their sorrows at the 19th tee.
Thus endeth the lesson...
Those tubes used by the Chinese were nicked by Al Gore's father, which Al strung together in a series to become the Internet.
intolerant and the only suitable diet for me was dim-sum. Making matters worse, I was allergic to cash and casinos. I, for one, was extremely grateful to the Chinese for inventing dim-sum.
Inquiring minds need to know.
Once, I had an idea...
But now that you made me think about it, the name dim-sum seems peculiar. It implies that no one has ever made it correctly.
the Japanese occupation of China during WWII did not interfere with the invention of gun powder! Could you imagine how much longer that war would have lasted if we were jousting and hitting each other with maces! Also notwithstanding the occupation, the Chinese invented the time machine, which is the only reason we shot each other with guns in prior wars. Too bad the Japanese eventually found the only copy of the design and destroyed it!
Interesting ad...isn't Vincent "engineered in Germany and built in China?" Will
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