By John Sciacca June 26, 2012
In the custom installation channel, a balance of power exists – and must exist – between client and installer. It is much like the system of checks and balances that exists in government where no one branch can become too powerful. During the course of the relationship, the balance can shift subtly from one side to the other, but, as with any relationship, for it to continue successfully, the status quo must be kept relatively even.
By John Sciacca June 20, 2012
I recently re-watched an old Twilight Zone episode from Season 1 titled “What You Need.” In it, an old street peddler happens to know the exact thing that people “need” to help their lives in some way. He gives one guy a pair of scissors and the guy wanders around wondering what the scissors are for…until his scarf gets caught in an elevator and he is getting choked to death until he remembers the scissors that he uses to cut himself free. He then is, of course, a believer in the old man, and he returns for something else he “needs.” The man hands him a leaky fountain pen and the guy at first is all, “What?! This is what I need, old man?! A leaky fountain pen?! Why do I need this?!” His value in the pen is zero.
By John Sciacca June 13, 2012
As I write this, I am looking out the window of a rented home at powdery white sand the consistency of confectioner’s sugar and blue-green, rolling, crashing waves. I’m thankfully on vacation this week and SO glad to have ducked away from my custom installation offices for a brief respite. I can als
By John Sciacca June 08, 2012
Much like how the swallows return to Capistrano or the Monarch butterflies take their yearly sojourn to Mexico to fill up on off-brand, over-the-counter Viagra and worm-filled tequila, AV manufacturers tend to roll-out new models on a predictable, yearly basis. Usually it is in that golden window