March 20, 1989

Computer World magazine publishes the interview of Steinway & Sons co-owner John P. Birmingham, where he claims that a new Computer Integrated Manufacturing System is being implemented at Steinway & Sons factory in Astoria. In the same interview John P. Birmingham also mentions the computerized acoustic studies of Vladimir Horowitz’s Steinway & Sons grand piano, conducted at Steinway & Sons in order to compare the sound of that unique instrument with that of an ordinary piano, so that scientific explanation can be found to consistency in sound quality.