David Bowie recognizes the Internet as an alien life form in 1999

I just can’t pass up the chance to pay homage to David Bowie as he recognizes (in 1999) that the Internet carries the flag of the subversive and possibly rebellious message that previously belonged to Rock and Roll. I love when he notes that the audience is at least as important at the artist. Great for art but also speaks to the potential for online civic engagement. He also recognizes that there are no longer 2 sides to every issue – the Internet gives voice to plural voices.

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

One thought on “David Bowie recognizes the Internet as an alien life form in 1999

  1. Wonderful post, Ann! Thanks for this

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