By the Spring of 1996 and toward the end of a 6 month assignment as research director at MIT, Tuvia stumbled upon a startling discovery about the physics of sound. He returned to Israel eager to spend serious time looking into the matter. If his conclusions were correct, it would provide the missing link he needed to realize a long-standing fantasy to create a "lossless" yet compressed music file that would play on anything and sound like live performance.
That was the "good" news.
Because his conclusion could mean relegating to the trash heap everything audio engineers held dear, showing it around would be tantamount to inviting derision and stubborn resistance from the same "pro-audio" community he needed to collaborate with.
When I finished digesting all that, he asked me what I thought of his "crazy" idea.
I just drew a long, deep breath...
We stood facing each other in silence for some time while he nervously scanned my face for any clue as to what I would answer. After an eternity went by I said,
"Yallah...go for it."
One thing I knew for sure: whenever Tuvia set his mind to doing something that others swore couldn't be done; whether in his professional life, at home, or as senior adviser for the military, everyone knew they could count on my husband to come up with a perfect solution to the thorniest problem. His ideas appeared unorthodox, even unusual at times; but nobody debated the fact that they WORKED.
I was sure Tuvia would somehow come up with a perfect solution for this, too.