Leonard Suskin

Leonard Suskin

Leonard C Suskin, the pixel-and-inkstained wretch, lives in the suburbs of the greatest city in the world with his wife, two children, and cat. A veteran of the AV industry, he designs AV systems for Whitlock and continues to pen fiction and poetry in his spare time. Opinions are his own, not reflecting his employer, colleagues, rAVe staff, or the cat - though she'd likely agree. You can find him on Twitter @Czhorat.

On Delightful User Experiences

On Delightful User Experiences

Some categorize the quality of a user experience as a hierarchy, like this one: An accessible user interface does its job. You can access and interact with the …

On Myths and All-Male Panels

On Myths and All-Male Panels

CES is here and, with it controversy. Of the six keynote speakers, six are male. That’s a ratio, for those of you mathematically inclined, of 1:0. Of …

On Digital Assistants

On Digital Assistants

An AV consultant once had a conversation with an executive from manufacturer about the most expensive home he’d seen. He asked what kind of control system …

A Visit with Microsoft

A Visit with Microsoft

When we think conference room and collaboration technology, we too often think of audiovisual collaboration technology, and when we think about that we think …

The Power of Names

The Power of Names

Names have power. Names matter. Decades of fantasy literature have taught us that. Kvothe, the kingkiller, gained control of the very air itself when he …

Year in Review

Year in Review

While it may have been a quiet last few months of the year for me as I settle in to my new position back in the integration side of the business, you should …

My Journey in AV

My Journey in AV

In an office suite in New York there was a pit. Not a dirty hole in the ground, filled with spikes and threatened by a swinging pendulum, but a cozy little …

InfoComm from Afar

InfoComm from Afar

And… one more quick one post-InfoComm post. For the second consecutive year, family obligations kept me away from the big show. Last year it was my …

AV and the Price of Oranges

AV and the Price of Oranges

On the fiction side of my blog (I still do write fiction when I’m not here) I wrote a recent vignette about a shopper purchasing some pre-peeled oranges …

That AMX Backdoor

That AMX Backdoor

The AV industry received some unsettling news last week regarding a potential security vulnerability in Harman’s control processors. It was a rare moment …

In Defense of the CTS Program

In Defense of the CTS Program

There’s been some chatter around here lately on the CTS certification. Mark Coxon used his skepticism on renewal rates as a vehicle to question the value …

A Visit with SYMCO

A Visit with SYMCO

AV Distributor SYMCO rolled into town today for its annual roadshow. Various other commitments kept me from the various days’ events — including an …

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