Yes, It’s the Internet’s Fault

July 28, 2008 at 3:32 pm (Uncategorized)

In this bizarrely illustrated story (why is Angelina Jolie’s face hovering over the paragraph about Emma Thompson?) about celebrity luddites, we learn that

Elton John is nostalgic for the low-tech vibe of the 1970s. The singer frequently talks about the Internet’s stifling effect on community and creativity and even suggested to U.K. paper The Sun that the Internet be shut down for five years to spark better quality art and music.

Now that is the pot calling the kettle black (or the old bag calling the computer putty-colored, or whatever). Really, was it email that inflicted “Candle in the Wind 1997” on an unsuspecting world?  Perhaps the first computer to be shut down should be yours, Dame John.

Also of note are Angelina Jolie’s superhuman powers. Lookit:

Jolie often jokes about her lack of technology skills, saying that partner Brad Pitt helps her navigate computers. Jolie’s admission is surprising, says Heather Dale, editor of gadget blog GeekSugar. “She’s so up on the news and involved, and it doesn’t seem like she would want to be dependent on anyone for tech help,” explains Dale. “She must get her news from newspapers and other traditional media.”

OH MY GOD. She gets her news from newspapers?  My Lord, is there nothing this woman can’t do?  Maybe tomorrow we’ll see an article about how she listens to the radio, too!

1 Comment

  1. Ten Feet of Steel said,

    I’m always surprised when people are surprised to find that the wealthy and powerful don’t bother to learn basic things. I mean, they obviously have minions do all their e-mailing, cleaning, bill-paying, shopping, apologizing, etc., so why learn anything?

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