where does "cycling74" come from ?
some geek question
I would like to know where does cycling74 come from…?
all that i know is that no, it is not about bicyles…
edit : apparently Wikipedia thinks it does : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cycling_'74#History
and links to that funny thing : http://web.archive.org/web/19981201224932/http://www.cycling74.com/
It’s actually an anagram for the phrase "Lift conveys urgency."
> and links to that funny thing : http://web.archive.org/web/19981201224932/http://www.cycling74.com/
What a gem! :D
I’m sure it has nothing to do with 74 cps ;)
I remember visiting their site back in the late 90s and I still love banana seats!
I guess they derives their name from the definition of cycle then they made it to present progressive tense and add number with it.
My website / blog "SynthFan.info" once did an interview with Darwin Grosse from Cycling ’74 where this question was also addressed. You can check the interview here:
And when asked "Where did the name of your company come from" this is what he had to say:
"Well, the word "Cycle" is important to the beginnings of Cycling ’74, because the cycle~ object was one of the first objects (from MSP, the company’s first product) that was used for testing audio capabilities of a computer.
It just so happened that there was a Schwinn 1974 catalog on the table when a company name had to be decided upon; since the idea of 74 cycle~ objects was sort of a great dream, and the (somewhat goofy) pictures of the Schwinn catalog were so cool, it just naturally developed from there.
Of course, now doing 74 cycle~ objects is a no-brainer for any computer, and we no longer are using "appropriated" Schwinn catalog images for our website, but it was a cool (and very typically Cycling ’74) way of kicking things off."
Let’s Re-Cycle~, to be in phasor~.