Mechanical Music Digest  Archives
You Are Not Logged In Login/Get New Account
Please Log In. Accounts are free!
Logged In users are granted additional features including a more current version of the Archives and a simplified process for submitting articles.
Home Archives Calendar Gallery Store Links Info

Our End-Of-Year Fundraising Drive is in progress. Please visit out home page to see this and other announcements:
http://www.mmdigest.com     Thank you. --Jody

MMD > Archives > February 2000 > 2000.02.05 > 04Prev  Next


MMDigests Equal Two Books Monthly
By Philippe Rouillé

Dear MMDs,  I save and sort the MM Digests I receive in Microsoft Word
documents, each document saving half a month (1-15 and 16-30 or -31).
That allows using the very fast "Find" command of Word software.

The second fortnight of January totals circa 522,000 characters, which
is the equivalent of a standard book of 250 pages.  It is the largest
fortnight since the beginning of the MMD.  The second one in size was
the second fortnight of March 1998 (518,000 characters).

Since the beginning of the MMD, a rough estimate shows that all the
Digests total between 25 and 28 million characters, the equivalent of
about 3 volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, or 15 times all the
texts and captions of the Bowers Encyclopedia !

Of course, there is much "blah blah blah" in the Digests, but if only
10 per cent should remain for posterity, it is already an incredible
sum of knowledge on mechanical music and its instruments.

And, last but not the least, may I tell once again my total admiration
for the work of those who manage with "maestria" this mailing list:
I mean mainly Robbie Rhodes and Jody Kravitz.

Bravo and long life to our editors !

Best regards,

Philippe Rouille  (Paris, France)
http://www.cnam.fr/museum/musica_mecanica/

 [ I think 'maestria' means 'skill' or 'authority', but I have
 [ as little authority as the next guy at MMD: Jody!  ;)
 [
 [ Jody just now created zip-files for each month of MMD; the
 [ file size is 200 kb to 390 kb typically.  Using the web browser
 [ you can retrieve the file for December 1999, for example, at
 [ ftp://mmd.foxtail.com/pub/mechanical-music/digests.dos/9912/
 [ Look for 9912.zip (285 kb).  -- Robbie


(Message sent Sat 5 Feb 2000, 18:21:39 GMT, from time zone GMT+0100.)

Key Words in Subject:  Books, Equal, MMDigests, Monthly, Two

Home    Archives    Calendar    Gallery    Store    Links    Info   


Enter text below to search the MMD Website with Google



CONTACT FORM: Click HERE to write to the editor, or to post a message about Mechanical Musical Instruments to the MMD

Unless otherwise noted, all opinions are those of the individual authors and may not represent those of the editors. Compilation copyright 1995-2018 by Jody Kravitz.

Please read our Republication Policy before copying information from or creating links to this web site.

Click HERE to contact the webmaster regarding problems with the website.

Please support publication of the MMD by donating online

Pay via PayPal

No PayPal account required

                                                       
Translate This Page

. .