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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001466.txt from 1999/01

From: David Blumberg <reedman@-----.com>
Subj: [kl] re:Technicalities
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 14:56:59 -0500

Subject: Re: [kl] How to pad along for a bit
Message-ID: <19990129180120.28351.qmail@-----.com>
Please forgive the technicality, but...
"Saran Wrap" is a tradename for plastic wrap (along with "HandiWrap" and
"Glad Wrap"), just as "Xerox" is a tradename for a brand of copier.
Any one who has ever perused magazines for writers will tell you they
are FILLED with ads by companies IMPLORING writers not to use their
tradenames(i.e., Frigidaire, Xerox, Post-It Notes, Cuisinart, etc.) as
generic names for the product itself. This is because the companies risk
losing their trademark protection if it becomes "generic"!
For the record, I really don't care if "Saran Wrap" becomes generic...
but our non-American list-members should realize there IS a difference!
-Scott (who will now take off his writer's hat and become a musician
again!)

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That was so touching, I had to take a Kleenex , and wipe a tear from my eye ;)

David Blumberg - My Tempo Accompaniments for Woodwind Players (100+ pieces,
Demos)
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http://www.sneezy.org/david_blumberg/
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