Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Let's not take away the Magic...

(Via InsideMagic)

The folks over at Inside Magic are backing an online petition to encourage people to stop giving away Magic Tricks online for free. Magicians of course follow a Code of Ethics which holds that magic should be respected as an art form grounded in mystery, and the frivolous exposure or misuse of it demeans it as a whole.

It's unfortunate that not only do Magicians everywhere have to protect tricks they themselves create, but also have to worry about the most basic concepts of Magic being spoiled for the public. You'll recall that Fox's Breaking the Magicians' Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed caused a stir in the Magic community by explaining many classic illusions on network television. You can't blame the public for being curious- but that curiosity shouldn't be quenched all at once. Much like Houdini's exhumation, although it could seem like a good idea in the short term, it would sure spoil the fun for future generations!

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