February 18, 2011
The Musician's Third Leg - extended ...
It's nice to see the concepts I created enter the thinking of others - or at least, appear in their writings. Over at Music Think Tank (for whom I aspire to write), Bruce Warila (whose work I respect and admire greatly) has posted an article outlining his vision of a music business's Three Legged Table.
It's a great article and quite right, though I hear the comments and think they'd make useful amendments. I have no idea whether Bruce has even heard of my book (happy to give you a review copy, Bruce!), so I'm not accusing him of anything. Just noting a trend: since I published my e-book, many of the concepts in it have appeared in other places - by name or detail. Certainly, Bruce has taken the three-leg metaphor into very different territory from where I left it.
It's fascinating how this happens. Just last night I started viewing the Marshal McLuhan archive, in which the Man Himself debunks many of the misinterpretations of his work. The intro, by Tom Wolfe, points out that McLuhan's legend is as much a matter of the success he experienced in cultivating a media profile as it is of his brilliance ...
And it also points out that his brilliance lay not in concocting new ideas but in synthesising the ideas of those around him into an easy-to-digest package for the masses. Doing for Media Theory what Galbraith did for Economic Theory.
Great stuff and a theme repeated throughout history ...Posted by DrHuge at February 18, 2011 7:00 AM