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Perhaps corporate giants of computational and communications technologies reaped the broadest swath of rewards from a protocol, an archaic 30-year-old language that was, at its ideological extremes, developed for the sheer fascination of it by aficionados of all things technical and electronic musical, and implemented quickly by a handful of instrument manufacturers for the competitive edge they believed it might hold – the boxes upon boxes that would be sold.



  1. It‘s not that serious. Or is it?