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Downloads a plenty

Hadn't really looked at the download stats in the new suite except to see what was managing to get into the top ten alongside Beethoven.

So far this May we have had nearly 41000 complete downloads and 55000 incomplete downloads.

As you'd expect the incompletes are concentrated in the popular long pieces like Beethoven symphony movements.

For some reason (probably alphabetic do you think) Scott joplin's Weeping Willow was the least popular along with 50 others on just one complete download out of the 800different MP3 files downloaded.

Perhaps more analysis later.

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