Friday, July 30, 2004


The main problem I observe with the American theorists of post-digital music is that the main sweep of their erudite, often rhetorically compelling arguments are for the most part made under the unstated (perhaps because it hasn't yet been considered) assumption that the next generation of musicians who will come into this world covered in a post-digitalis afterbirth will actually have things like electricity (not to mention running water) at their disposal. All observations and conjecture that issue from their lips can travel no further into this world, and can have no more practical effect on it that the hermetically sealed bubble of the 'digital divide' of which they are denizens will allow. Where doubt is lacking...

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