SPCR is 12

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Twelve is a number imbued with rich meaning throughout history and mythology, in a myriad of cultures. Twelve apostles in Christianity, twelve Olympians in ancient Greek mythology, twelve Jyotirlingas in Hindu Shaivism. In time: Twelve months, twelve hours in a clock dial, twelve signs in both Chinese and Western zodiacs. In movieland: Twelve Monkeys, 12 Angry Men, The Dirty Dozen and Ocean's Twelve. Twelve Knights at King Arthur's round table, 12 inches in a foot, a dozen eggs. And SPCR is 12 years old today.

What is there to say after a dozen years of running SPCR that I haven't said at previous significant anniversaries? Not a whole lot, really. The ascension of mobile computing is a fait accompli, especially at the consumer level, and the PC continues its fade from consumer usage. The traditional ATX PC will not disappear any time soon, as there are far too many "serious" applications for which miniature mobile devices remain unsuitable. Fan and hard drive noise are rarely an issue with mobile devices but they remain significant for the aurally acute who work or play extensively with PCs. Despite the dramatic improvements in CPU and PSU efficiency over the past few years, truly whisper quiet computers are hardly commonplace, and video cards continue sounding like jet engines when used for their purpose.

In this context, SPCR continues to serve the interests of the aurally sensitive tech user.

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How SPCR Came To Be
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An Anechoic Chamber for SPCR
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