O'Grady's PowerPage

Health Warning: Earphones and Tinnitus

Posted by:
Date: Thursday, November 8th, 2001, 10:39
Category: Archive

We’ve posted several articles on the consequences of loud volume levels in your headphones which can lead to ringing in your ears and distorted vision. It is important to note that loud volume levels can lead to damage to your ears and to a condition known as tinnitus. A note from a sufferer…

I suffer with tinnitus and have read many emails from people who have damaged their ears at loud rock concerts and using headphones at maximum volume. I have also read letters from the parents of those who committed suicide because the agony of their tinnitus was unbearable.
The buzz is a warning. The distorted vision is a warning. There is no cure for tinnitus so if you damage your ears with loud volume and cause tinnitus, you have to live with it. Imagine what life might be like if you have some one blowing one loud note on a trumpet just inches from your left ear. It ain’t fun…

(more…)

PowerBook Luggage: Chrome Vagrant

Posted by:
Date: Thursday, November 8th, 2001, 01:22
Category: Archive

(more…)

Has Sony Trumped the Mac? I Don't Think So…

Posted by:
Date: Wednesday, November 7th, 2001, 22:09
Category: Archive

(more…)

In-Flight Audio Options for Your PowerBook

Posted by:
Date: Wednesday, November 7th, 2001, 19:32
Category: Archive

(more…)

Tice's Corner Opening Features iPod

Posted by:
Date: Wednesday, November 7th, 2001, 16:27
Category: Archive

(more…)

Apple Retail: Kenwood Mall, Cincinnati

Posted by:
Date: Wednesday, November 7th, 2001, 13:55
Category: Archive

(more…)

HeadShaker Headphones are Like a Kick in the Head

Posted by:
Date: Wednesday, November 7th, 2001, 13:43
Category: Archive

(more…)

Canadian Wireless Carriers Unite Around SMS

Posted by:
Date: Wednesday, November 7th, 2001, 12:28
Category: Archive

(more…)

Ralph Nader on the Proposed DOJ Settlement with Microsoft

Posted by:
Date: Wednesday, November 7th, 2001, 12:16
Category: Archive

(more…)

Apple's Market Share

Posted by:
Date: Wednesday, November 7th, 2001, 09:19
Category: Archive

I’ve read a growing number of stories focusing on the bad timing of Apple’s gambit into brick and mortar retail sales, with many drawing on comparisons with the plight of Gateway. While no one could have foreseen the tragic events of September 11th, the handwriting was on the wall for an economic downturn and the PC recession was well underway before Apple’s first store opened. While most PC manufacturers are now forced to cut prices to the bone and throttle back production, Apple has the cash reserves to tough it out and buy some market share in this difficult economy. There is no easier time to increase percentage of sales than in a downturn. It just takes deep pockets and the capacity to tolerate some pain, all buoyed by the long term expectation of a brighter future.

(more…)