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seanadams
2009-05-25, 14:39
Hi everyone,

I wanted to let you all know that I have decided it's finally time for me to part ways with Logitech. This has been a wonderful experience, but it has now been nine years since I started Slim, and I have come to a point where I just have to do something new again. However, first I'm just looking forward to a little break.

I would like to say thanks again to all our customers, and especially to the members of this forum who made this all possible. I still enjoy visiting the forums, so I'm sure this is not the last you will hear of me. I just won't be speaking for Logitech any more.

Although I don't often find myself at a loss for words, right now I'm not sure what else to say. It's just time to move on!

Best wishes,

Sean

Peter314
2009-05-25, 14:43
I'm really sorry to hear that. Your products have enriched my life!

Good luck in whatever you decide to do next.

oktup
2009-05-25, 14:49
Hi Sean,

Best wishes then, and congratulations (if that's appropriate!) Thanks for my lovely Squeezeboxen, and for the open source philosophy and community spirit you've engendered. Glad to hear you'll be sticking around; any comments as to what happens now with the company formerly known as Slimdevices - direction, command structure etc? Or what you might be doing next?

I shall now sit back and watch this thread develop with much interest ;)

Thanks again and good luck for the future.

bhaagensen
2009-05-25, 14:49
Yes its a shame, but understandable I guess. Thanks for all the good products coming out of the company you started and best of luck with whatever follows!

marinoni
2009-05-25, 14:54
Many thanks for a great product!...come to Canada and do some fishing!

Wirrunna
2009-05-25, 14:57
Sean, Good luck in your new ventures and thank you for bringing us on the Slim Devices ride.

funkstar
2009-05-25, 15:17
Good luck with whatever you end up doing Sean, I wish you all the best.



/me sits back and waits for all the doomsayers ;)

Nonreality
2009-05-25, 15:23
Wow, this is a loss for Logitech. Thank you Sean for creating one of the best things I've ever purchased. Few things have enriched my life like this wonderful little device. Good luck in whatever you do and please keep in touch here.
Again many thanks,
NR

epoch1970
2009-05-25, 16:00
Hi Sean,
I am one of the legions (I hope :) of recent customers the reach of Logitech has brought to the Squeezebox. For many years I was tempted to buy but never did. Finally an SB grabbed me in the aisle of music shop last year.

I have to say, too, that my SBs, the open server software, make for the warmest, most rewarding piece of technology I ever came across. I guess you couldn't achieve this without being able to build along the way a great team, and a strong community.
That's a lot for one man.

My thanks, and best of luck for the future.

audio53
2009-05-25, 16:04
Thanks, Sean. I continue to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Congratulations on achieving the American dream. Looking forward to hearing of your next new thing.

adamslim
2009-05-25, 16:28
Congratulations on creating a great product and commercialising it so successfully, while retaining the open source spirit. I'm sure everyone on here wishes you the best, and indeed eagerly awaits to hear what you're going to come up with next!

ajkidle
2009-05-25, 16:38
Best wishes to you Sean. You've truly created something wonderful here and had a very positive impact on many people with your vision. I count myself as lucky to have discovered Squeezebox, and shout it from the roof tops every chance I get. (I just told a friend this past weekend that it's the best thing I've ever purchased.) Thank you.

jbuccino
2009-05-25, 17:04
Thank you for everything and best wishes for your future. I consider myself lucky to be one of your first customers and have each generation of your fantastic products. You have created something very special and should be intensely proud of the technology and company that you helped create.

- Joe

dennis55
2009-05-25, 17:14
Sean, let me echo the sentiments already expressed on here.
i heard the strange term "Squeezebox" about five or six years ago on another forum run by the UK firm NAIM......
the end result is what i'm listening to right now,my Transporter.
it sits beneath another audio icon the Linn Sondek LP12.
they compliment each other in their own unique ways,but always make listening to music an enjoyable experience.

cheers Sean and "Guid Luck" to you and yours.

dennis

Brian Ritchie
2009-05-25, 17:26
I can't think of anything new to add to the thanks and wishes already expressed. I remember how impressed I was the first time you took the trouble to answer one of my newbie questions. Have a good break, and here's hoping you return inspired, to wow us yet again.

It feels vaguely auspicious to learn of your departure from Logitech just hours after I gave into temptation and ordered a Boom (I finally decided that an SB3 + "gecko blaster" + too many wires are a bit too cumbersome to move around the house). But only vaguely auspicious :-)

Those signed units will be even more special now!

-- Brian

Bryan Jan
2009-05-25, 18:46
Best wish to you Sean.

Never spend so much thing on a single product, sometimes happy and sometimes not so happy. You changed life of so many people, including me.

Nikhil
2009-05-25, 18:50
Sean,

As for many other posters above, my SB2 has been one of the most rewarding purchases I have ever made. I'm sorry to see you leave, but having made a very similar move myself, I can totally relate to it. Wish you all the best for the future, and hope you have a great break.

Cheers,

Nikhil

BastiaanR
2009-05-25, 19:06
Sean,

Any ideas yet about what you will be doing next? What service/product can we look forward to now from your hands? :)

Best wishes and lots of luck in the next endevour.

Bas

pichonCalavera
2009-05-25, 19:46
Good luck and I want to say you made a great job with these products.

aubuti
2009-05-25, 19:48
Sean: Thanks for all you've given to Slim Devices and Logitech. When I started investigating network music players I had no idea I was starting a new hobby! It's a great community you've built. Enjoy your break, and I'm really looking forward to seeing your next brilliant ideas.

mftech
2009-05-25, 19:53
Good luck Sean,
Hoping that you could re-invent the same open-source business model with others fine audio products.

As many others on this forum I considered the Squeezebox as the best audio product I never bought in my life. Period.

pfarrell
2009-05-25, 20:02
Sean,

I've loved your products since the Slimp3 and have bought nearly ten of them. Your mark will be in my house forever. Thanks for great products.

Best of luck in whatever you decide to do.

Pat

Mnyb
2009-05-25, 20:13
Good luck in the future and thanks for the great products.
I have them everywhere in my home now.
Squeezeboxes are more than a product it's an hobby and a very pleasant pastime.

Phil Leigh
2009-05-25, 20:22
Sean - keep on soldering!
Thank you for the most amazing products and the community that has grown around them.

In the immortal words of Slade, "Look to the future now, it's only just begun".
Cheers
Phil

Grahame
2009-05-25, 20:42
Sean,

Thanks for all you work in the past, enjoy your free time, and best of luck with whatever you decide to do in the future.

Thanks also for your open and no nonsense approach in a field too often awash with FUD and snake-oil.

Here's to whatever itch you choose to scratch next. :)

Regards,

Grahame

iPhone
2009-05-25, 20:42
Hi everyone,

I wanted to let you all know that I have decided it's finally time for me to part ways with Logitech. This has been a wonderful experience, but it has now been nine years since I started Slim, and I have come to a point where I just have to do something new again. However, first I'm just looking forward to a little break.

I would like to say thanks again to all our customers, and especially to the members of this forum who made this all possible. I still enjoy visiting the forums, so I'm sure this is not the last you will hear of me. I just won't be speaking for Logitech any more.

Although I don't often find myself at a loss for words, right now I'm not sure what else to say. It's just time to move on!

Best wishes,

Sean

Sean thanks for the great NMPs! Transporter/Squeezebox solved my piles of CDs problem once and for all, gave me a new section to my favorite hobby of Audio, increased my listening time and pleasure, as well as made my audio hobby begin to pay for itself.

Please do check in from time to time especially to lend your vast knowledge to the DIY Forum and keep the AudioFool Forum honest. Best Wishes and Good Luck in whatever the Future holds for you!

Regards,

Keith

schiegl
2009-05-25, 21:21
Wow, this is a loss for Logitech. Thank you Sean for creating one of the best things I've ever purchased. Few things have enriched my life like this wonderful little device. Good luck in whatever you do and please keep in touch here.
Again many thanks,
NR

couldn't have said it any better as Nonreality!

Thank you Sean,
Markus

JadeMonkee
2009-05-25, 21:58
As has been expressed before; this is indeed a loss for Logitech.
Your products have actually revolutionised they way I listen to music in the home.
So many things that my SqueezeBoxes brought to my house, I now wonder how I lived without. I am an advocate for your legacy, and will continue to be for a long time.
Good luck in whatever you do next, and please come back and let us know where you end up spreading your magic!

Sike
2009-05-25, 23:52
Hey Sean

Thanks for everything. I still have my old slimp3 and often show it off and talk about the good old "Sweat Shop" pictures you had up on the original site.

Wow.. 9 years, time does fly. Thanks for coming up with a truly innovative product, when home networks were a geeks-only affair. I hope you keep in touch about future projects, but first enjoy a long break, we need you to come back relaxed and with a new idea for a product (Which I would like to pre-order now if that is OK?) I wish you all the best in your future, career and endeavours.

All the best

Sebastian

PS: I will also take your response-o-matic to the grave :)

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showpost.php?p=200910&postcount=2

autopilot
2009-05-25, 23:53
Cheers Sean, all the best for the future.

Nonreality
2009-05-25, 23:55
Hey Sean

Thanks for everything. I still have my old slimp3 and often show it off and talk about the good old "Sweat Shop" pictures you had up on the original site.

Wow.. 9 years, time does fly. Thanks for coming up with a truly innovative product, when home networks were a geeks-only affair. I hope you keep in touch about future projects, but first enjoy a long break, we need you to come back relaxed and with a new idea for a product (Which I would like to pre-order now if that is OK?) I wish you all the best in your future, career and endeavours.

All the best

Sebastian

PS: I will also take your response-o-matic to the grave :)

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showpost.php?p=200910&postcount=2

Great link!

Ramage
2009-05-26, 00:21
Good luck Sean.

Slim devices have certainly enriched my listening experience. The open source philosophy has also been the trigger for me (and others) to start using Linux, and opening up the world of computing.

I was always impressed by the fact that you, the founder, would personally respond to posts in the forum.

I'm sure that whatever you do next, you will be a success.

You will be missed.

Mitch Harding
2009-05-26, 00:27
I feel like I am the 100th one to say so, but thank you for such an amazing
product, Sean. I cannot remember how many people I have told that my
Squeezeboxes (and Booms and Duets) are the best purchases I have ever made.
I am listening to my Boom right now. I love music, and your products have
allowed me to enjoy music so much more easily than before. Thank you.
And none of this even touches on the level of customer service that your
company provided. Always above and beyond. Kudos.

Mitch

On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 2:21 AM, Ramage <
Ramage.3ss89z1243322642 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

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> Good luck Sean.
>
> Slim devices have certainly enriched my listening experience. The open
> source philosophy has also been the trigger for me (and others) to start
> using Linux, and opening up the world of computing.
>
> I was always impressed by the fact that you, the founder, would
> personally respond to posts in the forum.
>
> I'm sure that whatever you do next, you will be a success.
>
> You will be missed.
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> --
> Ramage
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> P2 266MHz, ubuntu server 9.04 SC 7.4~26688
> AMD64x2 ubuntu 8.04, SC 7.4~26660
> Players: Classic, Duet, Boom, Controller
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> Ramage's Profile: http://forums.slimdevices.com/member.php?userid=5343
> View this thread: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=63759
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jo-wie
2009-05-26, 00:41
Thank you Sean, you changed a little bit my life with your great idea.

Good luck for all your future projects.

Regards,

John

agentsmith
2009-05-26, 01:02
Dear Sean, Thank You! Your product truly have changed my musical life. Please do not forget us crazy so called audiofools and let us know you next adventure. If it has anything to do with audio, we will come running to you.

You should go join Naim or Linn, they could do with a lot of help from a guy like you.

Moonbase
2009-05-26, 01:23
Sean, thanks for moulding a great idea into "a product with a heart". May your next journey be an enrichment to your life!

And may "SlimDevices — The Next Generation" (the people, not the legal construct) be worthy successors.

Live long and prosper. ;-)

The Moog
2009-05-26, 01:26
Just to chime in with the same mixture of thanks and sadness!

Congratulations on producing such a great series of products, and good luck with whatever you decide to try next. I just hope that the squeezebox team at Logitech can keep up your good work, and continue to innovate in this area.

Cheers,


The Moog

autopilot
2009-05-26, 01:43
So who will be taking the helm of the streaming unit now then Dean?

jo-wie
2009-05-26, 01:50
Live long and prosper. ;-)

In this context: Qapla'

Charlie Mac Prabs
2009-05-26, 02:16
Hello Sean,
After changing our lives in much better
you deserve to change yours

congratulations
and good luck for the future

Charlie

dsdreamer
2009-05-26, 03:00
Sean,

You've done what most of us only dreamed of doing. Good engineers are rare enough, but a good engineer who can build a company and design its products at the same time --- priceless.

Do it again sometime, we'll be rooting for you.

Have a great break.

--dsdreamer.

4mula1
2009-05-26, 04:03
I just knew I should've bought one of those Sean Adams signed SB3s...

Best wishes Sean.

ghostrider
2009-05-26, 06:14
I can only echo the positive sentiments of the posters before me. I was initiated into your product family two years ago and now have four different units, which enhance my enjoyment of both my local music collection and the options available via the internet. Best wishes in your future endeavors!

tamanaco
2009-05-26, 06:31
When my friends and/or family visit the Squeezebox is usually one of the topics discussed. Thanks Sean, for such great conversation piece.

Dogberry2
2009-05-26, 07:53
The SqueezeBox products are just electronic devices.

Yeah, and Shakespeare was just a writer.

Thank you, Sean, for having the vision, and then sharing it with the rest of us. Congratulations on the great success of the products, and best wishes for your next endeavor.

Mark Lanctot
2009-05-26, 07:56
Sean:

I haven't been around the forums lately but I wanted to wish you best of luck in whatever happens next!

You were very much appreciated for being around here and it will be sad not to get info directly from the creator anymore.

Please keep us informed of your new endeavors, I'm sure many of us will be your first customers!

Pale Blue Ego
2009-05-26, 07:59
Sean,

Thanks for changing the lives of so many music lovers. Best of luck in your next endeavor!

Siduhe
2009-05-26, 08:24
Best of luck Sean, hope you are at least taking a bit of your well earned rest before starting up anything new. Won't be the same without you around here.

Teus de Jong
2009-05-26, 09:26
Sean,

Thank you for creating these wonderful products (I love my transporter) and good luck with whatever comes next.

Teus

Jeff52
2009-05-26, 10:23
Thanks for keeping us informed and answering questions on the forum.

All the best to you and your family.

jdbaker
2009-05-26, 10:28
Sean,

I wish to echo the thank yous of so many, I truly love my Squeeze Boxes. I hope you do continue to post here, your replies to the posters that had lost their way were absolutely classic.

Take Care and good luck with future endeavors.

JDB

SuperQ
2009-05-26, 10:31
Good luck, thanks for all the help you've given myself an the community. I remember the time after first moving to Mountain View that I was driving around looking for the recycling center. I saw the SlimDevices logo on a small office building, turned around and drove into the parking lot. Sean was there, just taking a break while working on a weekend.


I just knew I should've bought one of those Sean Adams signed SB3s...

Best wishes Sean.

https://secure.slimdevices.com/products.php?product=Slim-Devices-Signature-Series-Squeezebox-Classic

erland
2009-05-26, 10:34
I wanted to let you all know that I have decided it's finally time for me to part ways with Logitech. This has been a wonderful experience, but it has now been nine years since I started Slim, and I have come to a point where I just have to do something new again. However, first I'm just looking forward to a little break.

A huge loss for Logitech.

Thanks for the life changing experience Slimdevices has caused in my life. No single company that comes to mind has changed my life as much as Slimdevices. It has completely changed the way I listen to music and it has changed a lot what I do with my spare time, still I've only been around for the three last years.

Good luck in the future and enjoy the vacation.

I can't wait to see what you are going to do next, please let us know as soon as you feel ready.

agbagb
2009-05-26, 10:38
OK - my other big "techie" interest (purely as a lively consumer) is electronic books. Now, I really rather like my Kindle - but the quality of imagination and enthusiasm that audio products attract from inventors, entrepreneurs, and engineers just is not there in the word publishing community....

So I'm going to keep a careful eye out for news of the arrival of the Sean Adams "SqueezeBook" .......

snarlydwarf
2009-05-26, 10:44
Like most people, Squeezeboxes changed my life: removing the rote task of swapping CDs and making The Giant Jukebox wishlist I had a million years ago not only feasible, but practical. A nice clean UI, tons of enhancements from the community, and it is still the best-valued consumer electronics device I have ever had the pleasure to use.

May your next project be as successful as the SB line has been.

Muckle_Eck
2009-05-26, 10:54
Dear Sean,

Just to add my heart felt thanks for bringing my music collection alive with Slimdevices' fantastic products.

Good luck in your future projects.

Kind Regards

Alasdair

PurpleSqueeze
2009-05-26, 11:14
My Duet combo enables me to access and enjoy my music collection in the way I have wanted to be able to nearly all my life. Thank you Sean.

Damon

el payo
2009-05-26, 11:52
Hey Sean,

Thanks so much for everything. As a customer since the original SlimP3 it's been amazing to watch the company and products evolve — best of luck in your future endeavors.

A once/still/future customer/user/supporter/enthusiast,

Steve

BigEars
2009-05-26, 12:28
Good luck with your new ventures Sean, and enjoy the break. The Squeezebox has been the best audio investment I ever made - opening up music like no other.

Thank you.

Andy8421
2009-05-26, 12:54
Sean,

Sorry to see you go.

There are very few (no?) other firms where the founder took the time and effort to reply to questions on a web forum. This set the tone for the 'slim' approach, which has built up such a loyal following. It was your no-nonsense answers to a number of frankly daft audiophile questions that persuaded me to buy a transporter. I hope that logitech streaming media manage to hang on to the ethos and open approach that you fostered.

I wish you well.

Andy.

Keymaster
2009-05-26, 14:51
You've made my life (and my brother's, and my dad's, etc.) that much sweeter. You've created products that people view with an air of "how did I ever survive before this??". So much for you to be proud of, so much for US to be thankful for!!

CHEERS, GOOD LUCK and GODSPEED!!

KM

rodef
2009-05-26, 15:19
A sad day for the forum.

But still, all the very best in your future endeavours.

Where next.... Sonos? :D

Patricko
2009-05-26, 22:29
When Terry told me his son was cooking circuit boards in the sink at home, I did not realize I would end up owning 4 of his products a few years later. Congratulations on creating a wonderful product that truly delights its users. All the best in your future endeavors.

morris_minor
2009-05-27, 01:55
Like most (all?) posting here I have to say that not only are Squeezeboxes the best value audio products **ever**, but they've revolutionised the way we listen to music. I've never bought as much music in such a short space of time since going networked with SD gear, since listening to it is so easy, so flexible, with such high quality sound.

It's also the only product/topic that's encouraged me to contribute to a forum!

Anyway - good luck Sean.

"So long and thanks for all the fish . . "

Bob

auronthas
2009-05-27, 11:19
Hi Sean,

Slim Devices Squeezebox 3 - Your wonderful product has changed my lifestyle, i almost listen to it everyday, it's joyful and convenient.

It's indeed a great loss to Logitech.

Wish you all the best in your future endeavors and enjoy your holidays.

Hope to see you around this great and helpful forum sometimes as advisor.

Cheers,

Auronthas

Pneumonic
2009-05-27, 11:48
Sean,

Your time off is well deserved. Re-charge and come back a-blazing.

From a personal standpoint. I offer up to you an immense amount of gratitude for allowing my audio journey to incorporate such great products as Slim Devices has produced. I can count on 2 fingers, of 1 hand, the number of audio products that have enriched my listening experience as much as the products that are your brainchild. And that is saying something let me tell you.

Cheers, thanks and all the best in whatever you do in the future.

Kyle
2009-05-27, 12:24
Sean, this is sad news indeed for those of us who have enjoyed your products so much over the past nine years. The experience of discovering the Squeezebox (I was looking at an Olive Symphony when I ran across a reference to the SB3 somewhere), setting it up, ripping and tagging all of my music (and doing it again after a hard drive failure -- OUCH!) and, finally, enjoying my collection with an ease I never dreamed of has -- as others have noted -- enriched my life immeasurably. Your contributions to this community have pioneered how corporate management can interact with customers in the digital age. Best wishes for your future endeavors.

amcluesent
2009-05-27, 15:04
Hope you trousered some serious coin along the way.

toby10
2009-05-27, 15:39
Mr. Adams,

I cannot add any more than has already been said. Ditto to all previous comments to you and about these great toys we all enjoy, all thanks to your vision and inventiveness.

Best of luck and smooth sailing.

P.S. I was thinking we could organize a SB player moment of silence, everyone turns off their SB player on the day of your departure. But then I thought "no way! Sean would surely want every SB player out there playing away, giving enjoyment to the listeners!" .... which was the whole point of developing these devices in the first place. :)

oreillymj
2009-05-27, 15:52
Slashdot brought me here when they wrote an article about the SB1.
I took the plunge when the SB2 with 802.11G came out, and I'm so glad I did.

I now have an SB2/3/Duet & Boom and I'm sure I'm not finished yet.


Sean, you set up a unique company and I wish you well in anything you do. Hopefully this isn't the last we hear of you.

Ben Sandee
2009-05-27, 16:02
This is really getting ridiculous. Get a grip people. :-)

MeSue
2009-05-27, 19:34
It's all been said, so I'll just offer this humble haiku:

Music, music everywhere
That is what you did for us
Thanks and best of luck

Nonreality
2009-05-27, 19:41
This is really getting ridiculous. Get a grip people. :-)

The guy was important to a lot of people here. It's our way of giving some back. Try another thread if it's getting too emotional for you. :-)

ftlight
2009-05-27, 19:43
On 5/27/2009 10:34 PM, MeSue wrote:
>
> It's all been said, so I'll just offer this humble haiku:
>
> Music, music everywhere
> That is what you did for us
> Thanks and best of luck

You have to be able to sing haiku to the tune of "Moonlight in Vermont"
(anyone have this on their music server?), so there's one too many
"music"s in the first line.

--
Bill Burns
Long Island NY USA
http://ftldesign.com

MeSue
2009-05-27, 19:53
there's one too many "music"s in the first line.




darn... you're right. Should have stuck with my first draft but it was lame.

Goodsounds
2009-05-27, 21:23
To Sean - Thanks, best wishes, and good luck. Your name will always be associated with these great products.

To everyone else - We can enjoy these products because of the creativity, skill and hard work of many people. Some are no longer with the company, some still are, some never were. Some are in Mountain View, some are in Canada, Switzerland, Germany, and who knows where else.

Sean deserves everyone's thanks, and so too does everyone else. We should remember to thank them regularly and to make sure the gripes are evenly balanced with thank yous.

Life goes on.

Goodsounds
2009-05-27, 21:54
Sean,

One last thing. I'm disappointed that your farewell didn't also include an acknowledgment and expression of thanks to all the people who contributed to your success, however one chooses to define or measure it. You didn't do it all alone, and likely wouldn't have done anything at all without the help of a lot of people. Maybe you thanked them privately, and if so, this comment is out of line. But it's the public praises that mean the most.

GS

DougP
2009-05-28, 05:02
Thanks for a wonderful invention....and Good Luck for the future!

DougP

gorman
2009-05-28, 06:00
Thank you Sean.

The two Squeezeboxes I have at home will be missing their father. :)

I will refrain from any "doomsaying" statement, let's hope the future will be rosy even without you.

Ur[s]uS
2009-05-28, 08:19
Say it ain't so !

Thank you.

TiredLegs
2009-05-28, 10:59
Sean,

Best wishes, and hope you get to spend some time with The Family (http://www.ideofact.com/archives/Addams%20Family.jpg)

TiredLegs
2009-05-28, 11:14
P.S. I was thinking we could organize a SB player moment of silence, everyone turns off their SB player on the day of your departure. But then I thought "no way! Sean would surely want every SB player out there playing away, giving enjoyment to the listeners!" .... which was the whole point of developing these devices in the first place. :)
How about a "moment of music", when everybody has all their SBs playing simultaneously?

toby10
2009-05-28, 11:23
How about a "moment of music", when everybody has all their SBs playing simultaneously?

There ya go! Maybe Mr. Adams will tell us his favorite song and we'll all stream that song on that day. :)
I'm guessing either Duran Duran or Pink Martini, based on the marketing pics. :)

My original "SB player moment of silence" was just a joke, not to be taken seriously. It was an attempt to say that we are sad to see him go but he leaves behind many satisfied customers who will use his products for many years to come, but in a humorous way. Now that I am re-reading my comment is sounds far more sappy than funny! :)

iPhone
2009-05-28, 11:27
How about a "moment of music", when everybody has all their SBs playing simultaneously?

Now there is an idea, how about Veronique by Pink Martini? Or maybe the song on the first screen shots of the original Slim (since I'm sure what song/artist that was). Or maybe Sean could tell us his favorite song or group.

The participants would also need a time a date and probably a duration (loop song for 30 minutes on date X at time Y. Would look fairly nice and obvious on Last.FM.

Edit: Guess Toby10 types faster then me or started reading the post sooner. But I guess many of use think along the same lines.

TiredLegs
2009-05-28, 11:39
Now there is an idea, how about Veronique by Pink Martini?
That's perfect! Now, all we need is to find out Sean's last day at Logitech. Then maybe we could all have our Squeezeboxes playing it at noon local time that day, so it would make its way around the globe for a whole day.

SlimPvC
2009-05-28, 12:09
Thanks for the biggest revolution I experienced in my life-long music listening history!

Let's hope that Logitech continues to product in the spirit of it's founding (?) father.

PvC

jo-wie
2009-05-28, 12:14
That's perfect! Now, all we need is to find out Sean's last day at Logitech. Then maybe we could all have our Squeezeboxes playing it at noon local time that day, so it would make its way around the globe for a whole day.

A day is fine, it's not so easy for everybody around the world to play a song at noon pacific time. ;-)

Edit: forget it, I've misunderstood your sentence.

matthijskoopmans
2009-05-28, 12:19
Sean:

All the best, and thank you for enriching our lives with the Slim Devices. Let us know when your next adventure starts.

Matt

Duman
2009-05-28, 12:39
Hard to believe it's been 9 years since a Web search (altavista.com?) for "MP3 + computer + stereo" led me to my first SliMP3.

It can't be said strongly or often enough, Sean. Your products enrich my family's life daily.

You should be particularly proud that, even after 9 years, no adequate substitutes exist. Where else am I going to find a discrete attractive unit providing an across-the-room weather, time and callerID display, IR repeater, radio and music library, let alone one that provides almost limitless customization of each of these functions? Sorry, evangelizing again.

Thanks so much.

MikeWynneDub
2009-05-28, 17:27
I can only echo the previous encomia in this thread...

A 'humble' SB3 has been my VFD-faced, silver-sleek, conversation-piece, life-enhancing, audiogasm box...

Go N'éirí an Bóthar Leat, Sean...

kolding
2009-05-28, 20:19
Sean,
You will be missed. You created a wonderful system of devices, and a wonderful community and company around them. The SliMP3 and it's decendants truly made listening to music much more enjoyable.

Hope we'll see you around the forums in the future. Your calm, and thoughtful messages always brought the out the best of the people around you.

Best of luck in whatever endeavor you take on in the future...

Eric

bobharp
2009-05-29, 10:20
Dean,

Ditto.
I hope this does not spell a mass exodus from Slimdevices.

gorman
2009-05-29, 15:26
Thanks for the biggest revolution I experienced in my life-long music listening history! I already saluted him but you're right. Squeezebox 1 marked for me a renaissance in my music enjoying habits. Never before had music been so easily accessible at home. It started as a "little madness" and ended up as something me and my wife could not do without. And now even my 2 years old daughter is already used to "I want to listen to this song" and it happens straight away, thanks her dad with a remote in hand.

Thanks once more!

Nonreality
2009-05-29, 19:14
I can only echo the previous encomia in this thread...

A 'humble' SB3 has been my VFD-faced, silver-sleek, conversation-piece, life-enhancing, audiogasm box...

Go N'éirí an Bóthar Leat, Sean...
I think a one week ban for using Latin is in order. ;)

DanH
2009-05-29, 20:37
I can not imagine listening to my system without my squeezebox. I know I once did but it is hard to recall.

jonstahl
2009-05-29, 22:37
Thanks for all of the vision, passion and hard work that you've put into making the dream of the Squeezebox a reality for us all. We'll miss you.

didjean
2009-05-30, 03:21
You've created such great products!
You've really changed the way I am listening to music!

Many thanks and good luck for the future.

ebin
2009-05-30, 16:43
Thanks for "Freeing My Music"

2 SB3's and a Duet playing
music all over my place.

Wonderfull device, a pleasure
to own and operate.
Both my kids love them too

Cheers and Best of Luck

slate
2009-05-31, 09:35
Originally Posted by MikeWynneDub

Go N'éirí an Bóthar Leat, Sean...


I think a one week ban for using Latin is in order. ;)

Not latin, gaelic

Cheers from a dane stuck in Athlone

NewBuyer
2009-05-31, 19:14
Hi everyone,

I wanted to let you all know that I have decided it's finally time for me to part ways with Logitech. This has been a wonderful experience, but it has now been nine years since I started Slim, and I have come to a point where I just have to do something new again. However, first I'm just looking forward to a little break.

I would like to say thanks again to all our customers, and especially to the members of this forum who made this all possible. I still enjoy visiting the forums, so I'm sure this is not the last you will hear of me. I just won't be speaking for Logitech any more.

Although I don't often find myself at a loss for words, right now I'm not sure what else to say. It's just time to move on!

Best wishes,

Sean


Hi Sean,

Thank you for what you have done for all of your customers. Personally, the SB3/SlimServer combo continues to be the very best purchase I've ever made in audio, and easily the most fun as well. I hope you will not stay away from this industry, where you've enabled your customers to have so much enjoyment resulting from your labor and unique creativity. Where others have done mediocre and traditional, you broke away from the pack and did it right.

MrSinatra
2009-05-31, 22:17
sean, i'm naming my kids after you, even the girls, you can bang my wife, i'll help you move, paint your house, cut your grass, do your taxes and take you to the airport... you don't want to know just how far i'll go! ;-)

seriously, i want to thank you specifically for making a piece of audio hardware that was equal to my love of music. until i got a SB, there was no way for me to listen to my precious tunes at the quality level i wanted! sure, there were ways, methods, and so on to do it, but they were either sub par, (computer speakers, rca lyra wiressles, etc...) or way too expensive.

your product, was imo, groundbreaking in the sense that it made EXCELLENT hi-fidelity computer based tunes available on my stereo at a reasonable price.

kudos to you.

and many thanks also go to Dean, who i hope sticks around for at least the next few years!

sleepysurf
2009-06-01, 12:46
Wow! I was offline for a few days, and shocked to read this. Ditto to all that has been said above. I will forever be grateful to Sean for taking his vision and creativity, and giving the world the Squeezebox. I hope (pray) that Logitech continues Seans committment to providing the highest caliber of lossless high-res audio playback (to include a next-gen 24/96 capable device), rather than catering to the mass-market consumer who is content with lossy playback. Best wishes to Sean in all his future endeavors.

aubuti
2009-06-01, 13:07
Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought this thread would be a good place to re-post this old photo of Sean hard at work in the early days of SD (for more info, see http://gigaom.com/2006/09/07/portrait-of-a-startup-slim-devices/).

toby10
2009-06-01, 14:57
Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought this thread would be a good place to re-post this old photo of Sean hard at work in the early days of SD (for more info, see http://gigaom.com/2006/09/07/portrait-of-a-startup-slim-devices/).

Would the beverage explain some of the loose WiFi cards from early shipments?? :)

iPhone
2009-06-01, 15:22
Would the beverage explain some of the loose WiFi cards from early shipments?? :)

I had always thought the beverage was because of all the repetitive soldering or it was actually the picture of Sean studying to pass the NASA soldering test (BTW, hardest soldering test I ever took!)!

All kidding aside, again Sean, thanks for the great NMPs from Slim Devices, all the open and free info on the Forum, and good luck to you and your family in the future.

y360
2009-06-02, 01:32
Thank you so much for a brilliant product

TiredLegs
2009-06-02, 03:10
I believe the liquid beverage in the photo is a new type of soldering flux. When combined with pixie dust, it creates magical audio products.

funkstar
2009-06-02, 14:32
Would the beverage explain some of the loose WiFi cards from early shipments?? :)
The SliMP3 didn't have wifi :P

I was an ardent follower of SD from when they were first featured on /. (slashdot.org for those that don't know). I was on the maining lists for a while (they started on yahoo! didn't they?) then moved to being a forum user when i realised I couldn't keep up with the lists when I wasn't at home to check my email.

I think I also used to read all the patched on the CVS list too :geek:

IRJ
2009-06-02, 14:45
Good luck Sean in whatever new endeavors you move into. And thanks for creating slimdevices and the product range.

Benefactor
2009-06-03, 10:48
I'm late to the forum...and to squeezebox, but glad to have the opportunity to thank you personally for one of the finest audio products I've ever purchased.

Good luck in your future endeavors...whatever they may be.

Thank you for enriching my life.

Cheers,

Jake

Nonreality
2009-06-06, 00:41
The SliMP3 didn't have wifi :P



See, that was because of the beverage. :)

ceejay
2009-06-06, 03:02
My turn ... I bought my first SB2 in April 2005, followed almost immediately by a second one. I now have numerous assorted Slim Devices around the house, and a comprehensive media server sitting behind them.

I've bought a lot of gadgets over the years: most of them have worked, and some have made a significant impact on how I do something.

But I think I can honestly say that the Squeezeboxen - and the community that has emerged around them - have made a far bigger impact than anything else. Music is now everywhere in the house, all sorts of music available anytime we want it. Right now I'm listening to some great music I would probably never have heard if I hadn't ripped my son's CD for him.

That kind of impact comes from a radical vision, excellently executed. That combination doesn't happen very often.

Thanks!

ericj
2009-06-06, 07:54
I would feel remiss if I did not add my thanks. We have been squeezeboxed, not just the quantity of gear we have purchased, but how it constantly plays a role in our lives, from waking to alarms of streaming news from around the world, to falling asleep to favorite classics. Thanks to Sean, but also to his idea of building this open community, which I hope, exceeded his expectations.
Eric

Aztek
2009-06-06, 19:48
Sean - quite simply - Squeezebox has changed my life. Music plays continuously in my house all weekend. No more changing cd's, looking through jewel cases wondering what to play next......those are the olden days now.

Thanks so very much and good luck in whatever you do.

Mike

syburgh
2009-06-08, 11:33
Want to add my thanks for a terrific product

ziggyb63
2009-06-08, 12:34
And me too Sean, thanks! Could not imagine the house without my SB3s...

Nonreality
2009-06-09, 00:59
My turn ... I bought my first SB2 in April 2005, followed almost immediately by a second one. I now have numerous assorted Slim Devices around the house, and a comprehensive media server sitting behind them.

I've bought a lot of gadgets over the years: most of them have worked, and some have made a significant impact on how I do something.

But I think I can honestly say that the Squeezeboxen - and the community that has emerged around them - have made a far bigger impact than anything else. Music is now everywhere in the house, all sorts of music available anytime we want it. Right now I'm listening to some great music I would probably never have heard if I hadn't ripped my son's CD for him.

That kind of impact comes from a radical vision, excellently executed. That combination doesn't happen very often.

Thanks!

That's been one of the real fun things about the Squeezebox, sharing music with my son. He's 16 and he's enjoyed listening to most of my music and he's introduced me to some new bands also. It's been great fun for both of us. Just a fantastic device.

brawny
2009-06-09, 13:53
Sean,

At the risk of piling on, I want to add my voice to the many here wishing you well in your future endeavors, and a heartfelt 'thanks' for everything 'Slim'.

My SB3 and the open source, OS independent server software that works with it has completely revolutionized just about everything related to the way I purchase, organize, archive and listen to music.

All the Best!
Brawny

Jonnio
2009-06-10, 04:06
I am also late to the party, but wanted to toss in my thanks as well...As an electrical engineer myself I have been continually impressed by not only your products, but your extreme willingness to help people on the forum. Never before have I seen someone who designed a product walk a customer through what parts to replace after it got fried....pretty cool stuff.

You will be missed, but good luck in your next venture - if you design more cool stuff make sure to come let us know what our next addiction will be

Siduhe
2009-06-10, 08:11
It's the month for it, I guess...

http://blog.last.fm/

twylie
2009-06-11, 04:50
Thanks for the vision, hard work, and perseverance to create a revolution in audio. My SliMP3 still sits proudly on my desk, keeping me informed of the local weather, while it's handed off audio duties to SB3's and a Transporter for the rest of our home. Slimdevices products and business model are still held out by me as model examples of how open source can be used to build a viable business. Enjoy your break and count me among the crowd that eagerly awaits your next company's products.

earthbased
2010-07-05, 06:28
Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought this thread would be a good place to re-post this old photo of Sean hard at work in the early days of SD (for more info, see http://gigaom.com/2006/09/07/portrait-of-a-startup-slim-devices/).

What brand/model beer is that?

maggior
2010-07-05, 18:18
I believe it is a Samual Adams Boston Lager.

iPhone
2010-07-05, 19:07
I believe it is a Samual Adams Boston Lager.

If one is not drinking a German Beer actually in Germany, is there any other beer to drink but a Samuel Adams? And for those that don't get it, IT IS a rhetorical question.

Wonder where Sean is spending his summer and if that place is giving him any new business ideas?

kllngtme
2013-11-11, 13:02
RIP Squeezebox.

ModelCitizen
2013-11-11, 13:19
RIP Squeezebox.
Well done for finding this thread!

It's really not that bad. Squeezebox still lives and with the current community endeavours looks set to last for a long time yet.

But what of Sean? Is he propping up a bar somewhere, railing the locals with his achievements and how he sold his baby to a bunch of idiots who had not idea what they'd bought or how to develop it? And how much money he could have made if he'd just kept at it and got the capital needed to develop it along his own line.... gawd... I could have been the next Steve Jobs (hic!).

And that about the other bloke... the one who retired to do up his basement?

Kyle
2013-11-20, 13:43
I wonder if Sean has ever considered reacquiring his old company, as Michael Dell is trying to do on a much larger scale? Would Logitech sell back to the original owners and allow them to take up where they left off?

JJZolx
2013-11-20, 13:56
I wonder if Sean has ever considered reacquiring his old company, as Michael Dell is trying to do on a much larger scale? Would Logitech sell back to the original owners and allow them to take up where they left off?

I'm convinced that the only real money to be made from Squeezebox was in selling the company. I absolutely love concept, love the products (most of them), love the software (mostly), but I don't think it was ever destined for mass consumption.

Michaelwagner
2013-11-22, 23:08
I wonder if Sean has ever considered reacquiring his old company, as Michael Dell is trying to do on a much larger scale? Would Logitech sell back to the original owners and allow them to take up where they left off?

I had the same thought. Dell succeeded. I wonder if Sean is even interested.

Nonreality
2013-12-08, 18:59
I had the same thought. Dell succeeded. I wonder if Sean is even interested.

Maybe if it was cheap enough. I can't believe it was over 4 years ago that we said goodbye to him.

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