1. Richard Schwartz04/20/2006 11:47:57 PM
Well, in the case of musicians, the white middle class people from the US and Europe only decide who is popular. And then there are the critics, who think that they're the ones who decide who is great... but it's really the other great musicians who make the call as to who is great. Kind of a self-perpetuating thing there, but it works pretty well.