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Jeremy Kitchen said in July 6th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

If the internet is MTV, does that make Facebook the realworld?

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Rima said in July 6th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Does that then make the trashier, still lingering MySpace “Jersey Shore”?

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aarcus21 said in July 6th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Not that those teens should have the advantage though. Pro-information is one thing. Pro-stealing artwork is another.

And I’d reverse the two: MySpace was first ;)

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Rima said in July 6th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

I can’t argue with you there!

Prince’s ideas of the internet might be a bit…er… off, so to speak, but he’s not a bad guy or even just a curmudgeon. He’s all for giving away his music, but on his own terms only. I have a lot of respect for that.

Still, we have to be realistic. While piracy might be wrong (and ethically, I agree that it is), there’s not much out there that can prevent it, short of never releasing the music to the public to begin with. It seems that every time a company’s star programmers come up with a new way to protect data, some kid with a healthy curiosity manages to break through the coding.

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Lee said in July 6th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

My head is mostly full of the number 7.

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WildWestDave said in July 6th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Gadgets are bad because they fill your head with math? Yikes.

You are right, however. The Artist Formerly Known As A Symbol is a loon, but he’s not wrong about piracy.

I wonder how pirates would feel if I stole their work.

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Lillie said in July 7th, 2010 at 8:44 am

yes rima myspace has got to be jersey shore

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Michael Smith said in July 7th, 2010 at 8:59 am

Remember when he used to be sane ? .. Ya, neither do I..

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Susan Channing said in March 13th, 2014 at 8:00 pm

He didn’t proclaim it – he said it.

Do I agree? He might just as well have said that Internet journalism is useless.

I leave it to yourselves to determine.

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