Philippe Rouille wrote:
> May I stay (like other MMD members) very, very surprised, not to
> say more, that the English title is so near the title of the famous
> Bowers book ? (mechanical replacing automatic).
> When I saw it for the fist time, I exclaimed, "Wonderful, the Bowers
> book will be on a CD-ROM."
I am sure that Philippe is not -- and will not be -- the only person
to assume that the Schott CD is nothing new, but merely a CD version of
"Encyclopedia of Automatic Musical Instruments" by Q. David Bowers.
I would think that a more clever, more descriptive, and more distinc-
tive title than the one planned could be devised by the editors at
Schott. They have a wonderful opportunity here to contrast, in the
chosen title, the electronic medium they are using to convey their
information with the mechanico-pneumatic medium of the instruments they
describe. But -- ho-hum -- this tired-sounding, uninteresting title
is all they have come up with?