Ten years after launch, it seems that the Koan generative music-making system has finally been binned by owner Tao. All links into download sites for the browser plugin, Koan X, or the Koan Pro version now redirect to generic Tao pages, and all but one archive (for the koanplugin.exe browser plugin) of the old executable files has been scoured off the face of the Googlesphere. “Negotiations are underway to licence Tao’s award-winning generative music authoring system Koan to a third party.” says a tiny line, deep down in the site. Hopefully it’ll be to the long-time champion of Koans, Brian Eno.