Fear not, folks – Elton John is here to save us from the impending degradation of culture! Because, you see, the reason there’s so much rubbish music and art about these days is because we all spend too much time on the internet. It’s a relief to know he’s worked out why his own contributions to global culture have been so unilaterally appalling over the last decade or so … though I can think of numerous artist and musician acquaintances whose work has been enhanced or expanded for the better by their use of the internet, be it for networking or acquiring new tools or ideas. Clay Shirky agrees, too – destroying limits liberates creativity, as opposed to stifling it. But it also destroys the culture that went before it … which is probably what has Sir Elton so worried.
4 thoughts on “Your five-year internet fast starts now, courtesy of Elton John”
Yah progress is now really starting to scare the old people. They are not only feeling their inability to adapt, but their increasing irrelevance and death itself closing in. A decade ago the world hun in his lips; now some of the young kids have to wiki EJ to get an idea who he is.
I have no pity however – he has too much money to be worthy of my sympathies.
If there is one person deserving an immortality treatment *rectally administered* it’s EJ. Please someone give force a restorative nanoid in him that’ll make his future shock last a few centuries, unabated.
The risk in doing so, Dagon, is that someone might be foolish enough to pay him to make more music … 😉
Is that bad? Lot’s of elevators in the future. Heck we could play Elton John all week riding up a LiftPort. Greatest hits, on and on and on. Down ABBA.
Space Elevator muzak?
Very scary thought.
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