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RIP "Magic" Alex Mardas
« on: January 14, 2017, 11:13:04 PM »

The "technology guru" to the Beatles during much of the late '60s - and dubbed "Magic Alex" by John, has died. He was 74 years young....

https://www.yahoo.com/music/magic-alex-mardas-sham-technological-guru-beatles-dies-022901035.html

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Re: RIP "Magic" Alex Mardas
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2017, 12:06:49 AM »

He was an interesting character no doubt. Although mostly seen as a fraud, I read somewhere that he did have a couple of genuine inventions that would have made him and Apple a lot of money except for mismanagement. One was a signal that could be embedded in music to prevent copying  (an early DRM) and another was a phone that could be controlled by voice. I understand Apple were offered a big sum  for the phone system but turned it down for some reason and the opportunity was lost.
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Re: RIP "Magic" Alex Mardas
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2017, 01:20:04 AM »

He was a trip and pulled the wool over a lot of eyes.

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Re: RIP "Magic" Alex Mardas
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2017, 03:51:53 AM »

He was a trip and pulled the wool over a lot of eyes.

RIP









The Beatles never got the 72-track tape deck he promised them.


May he rest in peace.
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