Monday, August 29, 2005

Stop the Presses: the BBC Did Something Right

According to the Guardian online, in the battle of internet downloads Beethoven (1.4 million) beat Bono (20,000).

Okay, the Beethoven symphonies were free for the taking from the BBC website. That may make the 1.4 million downloads a little less impressive. But in a world that seems to be running away from high culture this is very encouraging. Don't get me wrong; I indulge my pop culture sweet tooth as much as the next guy (Star Trek, Film Noir, mystery novels), but as a conservative and a librarian I want us to conserve and pass down the treasures of Judeo-Christian Western civilization.

And Beethoven is surely one of our treasures.

1 Comments:

At 11:56 AM, Blogger Conan said...

Roll over Beethoven!!

 

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