Wired for Sound

Dipping Into the History of Wire
4.30.2007
We left our Sept. 1 column talking about VGA (video graphics), S-VGA (super video graphics) and RGB cables, variations of multiple coaxes for supporting analog or digital monitors. (S-VGA cables include pairs for other uses.) More

The History of Wire and Cable
4.30.2007
Gather 'round, boys and girls, as Grandpa Lampen continues his journey through the history of wire and cable. More

Pop Goes the Cable: More History
4.30.2007
Over the last few months, most recently in the Oct. 23 issue, we've been looking at the history of wire and cable. More

Brunel's Ship Makes Cable History
4.30.2007
We left our last installment talking about Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the obsessed mad genius. More

Up for a Quick Game of Ttlachtli?
4.30.2007
Come, children, and sit as Grandpa Lampen continues his story of wire, which we began to tell in September and discussed most recently in the Jan. 15 issue. More

The Development of Wire Gages
4.30.2007
Where did the idea of wire sizes come from? Even ancient wire came in various sizes, and there are dozens of systems, many still in use. As late as the 1800s, there were no useful standards. More

Voice Over Wire: Imagine That
4.30.2007
Come gather 'round, little ones, as Old Mr. Steve blathers on about the history of wire. We left off in the April 7 issue just as the telephone was being invented. More

Radio Pioneers Enter Story of Wire
4.30.2007
Let us continue our story of the history of wire, which we began in September and discussed recently in the May 7 issue. More

Bell Labs and Coaxial Cable
4.30.2007
Gather 'round, children. I know it's way past your bedtime, but Grandpa Steve is not yet finished talking about the history of wire and cable. But count your blessings. At least we're into the 20th century. More

Is There an Ideal Impedance?
4.30.2007
We left our story about the history of wire and cable (RW, Sept. 1) with Bell Labs testing thousands of cables of different impedances. More

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