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Tim Quirk’s Selective Facts or How to Fetishize the Elephant in the Room

January 9, 2014

Worth reading in light of the staged “artist” panels at CES

MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY

Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”

The Bhagavad-Gita

If you don’t remember Tim Quirk, he’s one of Google’s big evangelistas–not quite important enough to make the Google Shill List (although there’s time for that) but he’s part of what I call the Dave Allen Brigades.  You know these people, you’ve seen them in restaurants–“Bitter, table for one?”

I don’t know the guy, but based on his very public statements his latest obsession appears to be trying to tell people who expect to be paid a royalty that somehow they are fetishizing the past.  Wait–an obsession about fetishes…

For example, Quirk was featured at Google’s Nashville Charm Offensive organized by Google’s Man in Nashville, Mark Mongomery.  To wit, “Google to Nashville’s Music Biz: Don’t Fetishize the Past

Tim Quirk, head of Android global content programming, had two takeaways for a room filled with…

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