John Paczkowski

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Goodbye Ethernet Road

eltonduck.jpgFor a guy who streamed his “Happy Birthday, Elton” concert live to the Web, Elton John sure does hate the Internet. In an interview with U.K. newspaper the Sun, the self-described technophobe says the Internet is stifling our creativity and should shut down. “The Internet has stopped people from going out and being with each other, creating stuff,” he told the British tabloid. “Instead they sit at home and make their own records, which is sometimes OK, but it doesn’t bode well for long-term artistic vision. … Hopefully the next movement in music will tear down the Internet.”


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work