Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups

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To: drew Roberts <zotz@...>
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Date: Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 4:58 pm

On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 8:50 AM, drew Roberts wrote:

There's an interesting book that came out a few years ago called The
Black Swan. It's oriented toward stock trading and the statistics
involved but it covers a lot of real world examples. One is the
influence things like newspapers have on how people view what's
_really_ going on. I love the newspaper but how 'important' is a story
in the newspaper when the general population reads it in only one
paper vs reading it in fifty? The 'right' answer is it's got the same
importance because it's just the same story. However people tend to
lend far more credence to a story that's repeated everywhere vs seeing
it just once. It's 'human nature' to think that because everyone is
reporting it that it's 'more real' or ''must be true' when the fact is
it's just a story that's been repeated. (Think early Watergate
coverage on one end vs maybe the lovely ingenue Taylor Swift on the
other. Think about the relative importance of authors - those who
write one great book vs those who write massive numbers of best
sellers.

I feel that there's a direct parallel with what's happened to the
music industry. Radio, TV - they play the same things over and over
taking advantage of 'human nature' to make these artists appear 'more
important' when in truth they aren't. They are just better promoted.

I have a personal rule that unless I'm working on a learning a song I
try to never play any CD more than once a month anymore. I try to
limit how many times I listen even to the same artist. (Like 5 Peter
Gabriel CDs/month) I just listen to more sources of material which
seems to give my mind a chance to breathe.

Of course, doing your best _not_ to get stuck in traffic is a good idea also.

- Mark
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Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Philipp √úberbacher, (Mon Jun 28, 10:17 pm)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Jun 29, 7:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Patrick Shirkey, (Tue Jun 29, 11:46 pm)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Patrick Shirkey, (Thu Jul 1, 12:07 am)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Kevin Cosgrove, (Wed Jun 30, 10:30 pm)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Patrick Shirkey, (Thu Jul 1, 12:53 am)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Patrick Shirkey, (Fri Jul 2, 12:52 am)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Mark Knecht, (Thu Jul 8, 4:58 pm)
[LAU] So long, and thanks for all the fish., Gordon JC Pearce, (Fri Jul 16, 7:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] So long, and thanks for all the fish., Mark Knecht, (Fri Jul 16, 11:30 pm)
Re: [LAU] So long, and thanks for all the fish., Louigi Verona, (Sat Jul 17, 7:44 am)
Re: [LAU] So long, and thanks for all the fish., hermann, (Fri Jul 16, 8:15 pm)
Re: [LAU] So long, and thanks for all the fish., Gwenhwyfaer, (Fri Jul 16, 9:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] So long, and thanks for all the fish., James Stone, (Sat Jul 17, 10:14 am)
Re: [LAU] So long, and thanks for all the fish., Gwenhwyfaer, (Mon Jul 19, 5:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] So long, and thanks for all the fish., Patrick Shirkey, (Sat Jul 17, 12:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] So long, and thanks for all the fish., Folderol, (Sat Jul 17, 12:20 pm)
Re: [LAU] So long, and thanks for all the fish., Folderol, (Fri Jul 16, 7:40 pm)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Bob van der Poel, (Thu Jul 15, 11:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas, (Fri Jul 16, 11:36 am)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Patrick Shirkey, (Thu Jul 1, 12:59 pm)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Wed Jun 30, 1:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Philipp √úberbacher, (Wed Jun 30, 4:44 pm)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Wed Jun 30, 2:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Patrick Shirkey, (Thu Jul 1, 12:12 am)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Patrick Shirkey, (Fri Jul 2, 12:50 am)