henry rollins leverages the power of the internet to blog about how the internet cheapens the very information it broadcasts

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outspoken “old guy” henry rollins has offered his thoughts on the recent passing of amy winehouse. behind his thoughts on her passing is commentary on technology and the internet.

rollins goes about blaming the internet for “[speeding] up the world’s information uptake but they have cheapened that which they capture”. ironically, the internet is the very medium in which he used to broadcast these thoughts.

he then continues, “a text conversation is a short exchange of often grossly truncated language that corresponds to a thought made all the more shallow by the process”. turns out that statement is just wordy way of saying “stop tweeting and call your mother!”

in seriousness, i wholeheartedly agree that the instantaneous consumption of informations over a far broader range diminishes the worth of its cargo. i mean, even rollins’ message itself is just one of many of his “talks” that appear to say a lot but ultimately say little.

still though, isnt it kind of in bad taste to piggyback commentary on the state of our digital society on the passing of a beloved soul that touched… wait what happened to the stock market?!?