13 abr. 2010

What if in the 1950s someone finally recognized that, hey, Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings were pretty hot. Or someone finally realizing in the mid 80s that Beckett's Waiting for Godot was a pretty good play. In fact, I think we should have the 30-year rule for recognizing any great cultural achievement. We should give a Pulitzer prize, not for a work published this year, but for a work published 30 years ago. After all, we wouldn't want to reward innovation or anything. Much better to begrudgingly recognize it a generation after it's occurred.

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