The time after 1950 was marked by a growth of the company. The unrivalled striving of the founders for the highest quality formed the basis for that crucial innovation which was the starting point for the success of Thomastik-Infeld. Right up to the present day this innovation has significantly contributed to the company’s success: a string with synthetic core and flat wire winding. This product – the Dominant string – is probably the most-played violin string worldwide. Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman had already adopted this string innovation when they were unknown violin students. Later both became soloists of world rank.
The future is all that could be. The future is all that might later be. But the future is not what is already. Since we push the future away from ourselves by awaking into the present day each morning, since each step nudges the future just further down our path, the consequence is that we never really get there. The future is the ultimate can that we kick down the road, the ultimate carrot on a stick that we follow. We just can’t quite reach it, touch it, hold it. The future is a forecast ephemeral, an intangible anticipation, a ghost of a potential present moment possibly experienced at a later time. The future is a conception of a part of time, but not itself a part of time in actual realized occurrence. The future is a pre-realized state, just over the horizon of realization as it unfolds perpetually in the present. For this reason the future is not a real time.