Ladies and gentlemen, please lower your amplifiers to half-volume. The world lost a monster of rock and roll today. Jim Marshall, the founder of Marshall Amplification, passed away after years of battling cancer and strokes. He was 88. And a legend.
In the late 1940s, a young television engineer was called upon to figure out a way for actors to better remember their lines. Hubert "Hub" Schlafly wasted no time with the assignment, devising a motorized scroll in a half-suitcase that was placed just off camera. The teleprompter—and decades of assured newscasts and…
Jack LaLanne wasn't just a fitness guru. Mere fitness gurus don't tow 70 rowboats—while handcuffed—at age 70. Jack was a powerhouse. He died today, at 96. But not before eating and lifting his way through exercise gear history.