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At 07:10 PM 5/18/2004 -0400, Art Shifrin wrote:
>If it's true that anyone in this group is offended by commercialism as
>pertains to the resources we have to conserve and enjoy our recordings, then
>such persons are fools!  The recordings we cherish were predominantly made
>for commercial expolitation via technology developed for commerical
>exploitation.  There's nothing intrinsically reprehensible about profit.
>It's a means by which useful substances, devices, methods and ideas are made
>available to most people and organizations who and which cannot create such
>resources.  If someone or some group creates and provides a product and or
>service that  can enable me to get better results, or equal results more
>efficiently and less costly than alternatives, THEN I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT.

In the instances in this group, I am in complete agreement. The key is that
the "commercial message" is directly related not only to our interests, but
also to a specific request for help. However, someone publishing a
catalogue here on the basis that 'some of you may be interested' would be
beyond the pale - at least by my standards.


Mike
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