Sunday, January 17, 2010


I am currently reading Malcolm Gladwell's 'What the Dog Saw' which is a collection of articles he published in the New Yorker magazine. I always enjoy Gladwell's writing, he tells his stories so leisurely but you know he's always working to some punchline.

I guess the essay I found most interesting was his discussion of intellectual property and whether 'plagiarism'is always counterproductive or whether it can be considered some kind of 'dialogue'. As an example he shows us that Nirvana's "Feels Like Team Spirit" is pretty much a direct copy of Boston's "More than a feeling" but argues that despite the 'plagiarism' Nirvana created something new "brilliant and urgent" that was a real step forward in "the evolution of rock". 

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