Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Noddy and Berg's ears


Question - what is the link between Alban Berg and Enid Blyton?

Answer - the result seen above, which is returned when you search for the terms 'Alban Berg Enid Blyton' on amazon.co.uk

Thanks to reader John Shimwell. But you can't call that music.
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3 comments:

Pliable said...

There is more to this than meets the eye. Try searching the terms 'Shostakovich Enid Blyton into amazon.co.uk

http://www.amazon.co.uk/SHOSTAKOVICH-RABINOVICH-HANNA-George-trans/dp/B000ZBBC5Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1236789177&sr=1-1

Michael said...

Dear Pliable,
I'm sure that someone as well read as yourself would be familiar with Berg's connection with the Teddy Bear:
http://www.therestisnoise.com/2004/12/meeting_cute.html

Alban's brother Hermann was the co-inventor, and no doubt Alban was sponsored by sales of teddies.
So, who needs Enid?

Pliable said...

Thanks Michael, I kind of had a hunch where this path would go...

Actually the explanation is a little more mundane. I was professionally involved in bibliographic meta data a few years ago. A few minutes on amazon confirms that the Aussie Book Store has managed to upload their entire stock database onto Amazon as a reseller, with every author field completed as Enid Blyton.

http://www.overgrownpath.com/2005/03/wot-no-computers.html