Stories of the Internet’s death are premature, according to popular synthesist Jean Michel Jarre.
Jarre is featured in the latest Uncut magazine, which attributed to him some pessimistic views about the Internet:
“The sad thing about the net is the way that this anarchist dream has been turned so swiftly into the most brutal, cynical and intrusive marketing tool ever seen.
“I predict the next cultural revolution will come from today’s children. They will recognise the Net for the ugly, exploitative sham that it is and reject it.”
Pretty harsh words for a musician that’s so popular on the Net. But Jarre says he was misquoted.
The musician posted this statement on his blog this morning:
Here’s the Googlish version:
Due to a misunderstanding or a bad translation of an interview I gave recently in the British magazine Uncut, I would like to correct the statements that are loaned me and running around on the internet since this morning.
I never said that the Internet was dead, nor have I mentioned the term “sham ugly” about the internet is a tool I did not praise the obvious merits!
I simply put forward the idea that after a time the Internet is considered an area of freedom, a large canvas on which all the fraternal world trade while more or less free, it may well be that the rebels next generation “go underground” Whereas the web has become the largest machine in operation of all times, controlled by multinational corporations more powerful than the major labels have not been, for example, in the field of music in recent years …
This is an example, among others, showing us that constantly circulate any information, no matter how, on the web. Our responsibility and the greatest challenge of our relationship in the years to come with the web, will be to check the veracity of the flow of information we receive every second, especially when the relays .. Good luck.
If you can share a more accurate translation of Jarre’s statement, leave a comment!
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