J. Gordon Holt resigns from Stereophile to go freelance
Sadly, his response to a reader in the October 1999 issue's "Letters" column is the last writing of Gordon's that will appear in Stereophile. On July 20, Gordon submitted his resignation to me as a fulltime employee of Emap Petersen, stating that this would be "in order to freelance and do some self-publishing." Although his byline will still occasionally appear attached to component reviews in Stereophile Guide to Home Theater, it is our understanding that Gordon's thoughts on audio-related matters will now appear in The Abso!ute Sound.
As a tribute to Gordon, I am republishing in our website's "Archives" section a classic "As We See It" essay of his in which he outlines one of his fundamental beliefs about music reproduction—a belief that I know he holds as strongly today as he did in 1985, when he wrote this piece. Enjoy. And aloha, Gordon, from your colleagues at Stereophile.