History and Accreditation of ABX Testing/Invention? Reply #75 – 2015-06-18 10:43:15 Quote from: bobbaker on 2015-06-18 09:30:57Quote from: Rich B on 2015-06-18 06:50:53I'm not asking if you did the first test. I'm asking if you are the inventor of ABX. Not the switchbox. Not the test. ABX.Are you the inventor of ABX?We can simplify the response:a-yes, I did it all, everyone owes me credit.b-no, I played a big role, but it was a group effort.c-I don't like the choices, so I'll attack someone whose message I don't like.EDIT: changed from simple yes/noClassic move-the-goalpost deceptive post which I have fully and transparently answered and will answer again:There were two vastly different projects - (1) One was a relatively simple task of building the first Interactive ABX comparator for which a-yes, I did it all and then put the results into the public domain. People can give me whatever credit they will or not, but it would be kinda nice if they were honest about it, didn't lie to my face about it and call me a liar when I try to set the record straight. However, even this has already happened two or three times. Just shows that there are some very small, jealous, hateful people in the world, I guess.(2) A highly ambitious and surprisingly successful attempt to use the ABX Comparator and its sequels to move the world of Audio towards reliable listening tests. At many times in this project I didn't play any role at all. For the 10 year period from 1985 to 1995 I almost completely abandoned ABX. I suspect that history has already shown that David L. Clark and the late Thomas Nousaine let that fight vigorously and effectively, especially by Clark in the 10 years after I turned my back on ABX, and by Nousaine for the approximately next 10 years after that. They both used ABX to advance their careers in audio which took a lot of work on their part. They didn't ask me for any help and I didn't give them any. ;-)Why did I turn my back on ABX so fully for about a decade? For one thing, I was distracted by my day job in IT which was thriving. My family was at a critical age and needed my attention. I was dismayed and disgusted by the fact that there was so much resistance to the idea of reliable listening tests. I simply thought I had better things to do and I'll stand behind that decision today. But things changed, and I changed my mind.