Speaking of transformers - the Hydraulic Jack. On one end you have a small force (voltage) and great movement (current). On the other end you have a great force (voltage) and small movement (current). In terms of direction (polarity) you can think of both the force and movement (voltage and current) as being "transformed" by a "negative" gain. The force and movement (voltage and current) of your hand is downward, but the direction of the transformed force and movement (voltage and current) is upward (inverted). So setting aside the logarithms of numbers greater than or less than 1.0 - you can still have a "negative" gain with an absolute value greater than 1.0, and a "positive" gain with an absolute value less than 1.0. OK - that's tonight's bedtime story. Good night.