My friend, Seth, once delivered his newsletter to subscribers via fax machine. When I first learned this bit of history it seemed so antiquated, so…yesterday…that it made me smile. But then it occurred to me just what a miracle that really was—transmitting the contents of a printed page over a wire. And then I realized just how much of a miracle our music systems are. We can play Beethoven's 9th Symphony from our source to our speakers; Adele's 25 downloaded from around the world; or Chuck Berry's Johnny B. Goode from 11.7 billion miles away. It truly is a miracle. One I often take for granted. Probably instructive now and then to remember what a miracle this all is and how fortunate we are to live in these times when music's more available than at any time in human history.
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