where does "cycling74" come from ?


    Feb 18 2013 | 2:28 pm
    some geek question
    I would like to know where does cycling74 come from...?
    bicycle ?
    tiouss

    • Feb 18 2013 | 2:48 pm
      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
    • Feb 18 2013 | 3:02 pm
      It's actually an anagram for the phrase "Lift conveys urgency."
    • Feb 18 2013 | 3:12 pm
      What a gem! :D
    • Feb 18 2013 | 4:01 pm
    • Feb 18 2013 | 4:01 pm
      I'm sure it has nothing to do with 74 cps ;)
    • Feb 18 2013 | 7:11 pm
      I remember visiting their site back in the late 90s and I still love banana seats!
    • Mar 08 2013 | 4:56 am
      I guess they derives their name from the definition of cycle then they made it to present progressive tense and add number with it.
    • Mar 09 2013 | 2:17 am
      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."
    • Mar 10 2013 | 1:08 am
      Well, we must never ever forget 1974.
    • Mar 10 2013 | 5:33 pm