Re: Joel Chadabe interviews Jean Gagnon regarding Archiving


Subject: Re: Joel Chadabe interviews Jean Gagnon regarding Archiving
From: Eliot Handelman (eliot@generation.net)
Date: Tue Jun 21 2005 - 18:58:52 EDT


Richard Wentk wrote:

> At 10:05 20/06/2005, you wrote:
>
>> In a few generations, I suppose the same universities and the
>> successors to
>> musicologists who spend small fortunes deciphering and publishing and
>> presenting yet another classical-era chamber ditty will lament the
>> loss of
>> important original late 20th and early 21st century musical sources.
>
>
> Or perhaps they won't. Isn't it more likely that the sheer volume of
> music available now will make it generally much less valuable and
> interesting? There's something rather 19th century about the idea of
> hanging on to every last scribble, squeak and drone, just in case
> someone in the future decides that it was Very Important.

There's something very 21st century about massive databases, so as long
as you don't mind being robot fodder
everyone's sure to be remembered, by the robot at least.

-- eliot



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