From: John Larkin
Subject: Re: Apology
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 15:46:12 -0800
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On Sat, 18 Jan 2003 18:24:25 -0500, Mike Monett
>While rewriting the article on the Binary Sampler, I came across a
>dilemma. Although a key suggestion from John Larkin led to the
>development, I discovered the Binary Sampler is actually a form of Delta
>Modulation, where the signal is undersampled instead of oversampled.
>Although I had listed John Larkin, Win Hill, and others in the original
>document, I did not know what to do with this new information.
>To place proper credit, I cited the original inventors of Delta
>Modulation, B. Derjavitch, E. M. Deloraine, and V. Mierlo, who filed the
>French Patent 932,140 in Aug. 1946, plus the follow-on work by others.
>This is listed in the references at the bottom of the page at
>However, by removing the original credits, I created a serious breach of
>professional ethics. It was not an either/or situation, it was an
>I finally figured how to solve this dilemma by adding a new topic at the
>end of the article. It contains the proper acknowledgements and can be
>My apologies to John Larkin, who was rightfully upset with me.
1. Grateful credit is given to John Larkin, owner of Highland
Technology for his many helpful comments including a circuit
description that led to the development of the Binary Sampler.
is incorrect. The circuit was developed by at latest 1963, and I
didn't tell you about it until January of 2000.
Sylvan deserves the credit.