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Schott CD-ROM "Lexikon Mechanische Musikautomaten"
By Matthew Caulfield

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?

Matthew Caulfield

(Message sent Thu 3 Jun 1999, 15:39:02 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  CD-ROM, Lexikon, Mechanische, Musikautomaten, Schott

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