A lifelong friend in New York recently told me, "Clive, I don't call you because I don't want to talk, but because I really do want to talk." The same applies to blogging on Thinklabs website - I've had so much to say that I've had to avoid the temptation to get online and write, lest it absorb all my time.
I planned to write during the design of the Thinklabs One, which took me three years of full time focus. I resisted, deciding that engineering comes before writing. I then planned to start writing when we launched the One last year. I again resisted the temptation, deciding that with a six week backlog in orders, my obligation to customers was to reproduce stethoscopes, not ruminate about them. When we caught up with demand in late 2014, Ebola struck and that became the priority of the day. I am now hoping that it's safe to venture back into blogging.
Now that all this time has passed, I'll probably spend some time catching up, telling some of the stories behind the One. I hope to explain some of the thinking behind the design and the production, giving users some insight into what I was thinking and why.
It has been an extraordinary adventure, far more exciting and interesting than I expected. There's much to tell, and posting this introductory piece commits me to having to come back to these pages and keep up a more regular writing schedule.