Deviating from the return leg of a trip to S Africa, Sterling Allan of Peswiki dropped in on Defkalion GT’s Greek offices. His report is worth the read. Although he did not witness any tests or see their lab, he was able to gain an impression of a group of competent people doing business. Such anecdotal reporting is welcome and the article is interesting but as someone who visited Steorn a number of times I can safely say that such observations should not sway anyone one way or the other. I am encouraged to hear that preparations for the magnificent seven testers are well under way and I thank Sterling for bringing us this report as we wait the main meal.
As an aside: At the end of the article the subject of industrial espionage comes up. Hank Mills who has been a recent and frequent contributing writer for Peswiki resigned over Sterling’s support of DGT without tackling what he sees as the potential IP theft issue. No accusations are made but Hank at least wanted Sterling to ask for answers. Hank took a stance and resigned on principle. I admire that and wish more people had such a keen sense of integrity.
That said, I also agree with Sterling. This thing is too important for the world. Assuming this is not a double twisted delusion, it is always possible that Defkalion used the knowledge they learned from studying the eCat to come up with something as different from it as the eCat is from Piantelli’s work. We just don’t know. It sticks in my throat a little because if Dr Rossi has kick-started this thing then he deserves to be recognised and rewarded for it. However, I do not see the two as mutually exclusive.
There is plenty of room for both (and more) to profit and after P &F, Rossi’s recognition should surely follow.
Any industry needs competition and as long as they produce the goods, I welcome the Greeks and hope they and Rossi make good.
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