The Silent PC®
The Silent PC web site since 1998 is a mark, since 2003 a trademark and since June 3, 2005 a registered trademark of Tomas Risberg, Sweden. The site is not commercial.
Yamaha® Corporation owns the trademark rights to use of the word silent for some other international classes in the European Union, and possible also other countries.
The Silent PC web site is by no means affiliated with Yamaha Corporation.
Yamaha is a registered trademark of Yamaha Corporation.
The Site Author
My name is Tomas Risberg. I am a physician - specialist in psychiatry and neurology. The web site is a spare time project. I am autodidact in the acoustical and computer sciences.
I live in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden.
Here are a few articles and a radio series where The Silent PC web site has been mentioned:
HOW SPCR CAME TO BE: 2001~2005
"Sounds of Silencers Are Loud and Clear: PCs Are Too Noisy" - an article by Charles Forelle in The Wall Street Journal June 2, 2005, page A1.
The Noisy Ape - a program series on BBC World Service Radio.
Making a big noise about quiet PCs - by Gordon Laing in Personal Computer World and IT Week.
The State of Computer Noise: January 2003 - a SilentPCReview article.
Reflections by Dave Pearman in PCPlus #192
PCs: For Whom the Decibels Toll: a business news from Wired News article.
little PC", by Robert Bryce, a staff writer for the Austin Chronicle,
here writes at Salon.com.
Potential Conflict of Interest
The Silent PC web site is an independent publication. It has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by any of the companies or other sources here mentioned or cited. What at some instances might seem like advertisements for individual products, companies, organizations and nations is in fact:
Promotion of the possibility to choose also in the world of sound: Here this means improving manufacturers' and sellers' freedom of competition and purchasers' freedom of choice in acoustic comfort, ie products and services with low levels of unintentional distracting sound and optimized sound quality - markets where interested purchasers, manufacturers and sellers, even if now easier, still face difficulties to meet.
Promotion of the information society concept: Here this means an era where knowledge, communication and the human thought are in focus, where we need an as high as possible signal-to-noise ratio at every possible level, and where sound of course isn't limited to be something unwanted, but is one most important carrier of meaningful information.
I try to come as close to the truth as possible. This implies that something that was stated here one month, may change the next.
Human error is always possible, and I do not warrant that my web site's information is accurate or complete. Readers should confirm the information here provided from other sources prior to use.
Here is where to write: Tomas.Risberg@silent.se