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David Bowie and the Internet vs. ''It’s just a tool though, isn’t it?'' and ''it’s simply a different delivery system''.

David Bowie speaks to Jeremy Paxman on BBC Newsnight, 1999

"I don't think we've even seen the tip of the iceberg. I think the potential of what the internet is going to do to society, both good and bad, is unimaginable. I think we’re actually on the cusp of something exhilarating and terrifying.

Paxman: It’s just a tool though, isn’t it?

No, it’s not. No, it’s an alien life form (laughs). Is there life on mars? Yes, it’s just landed here.

Paxman: But it’s simply a different delivery system there. You’re arguing about something more profound.

O yeah, I’m talking about the actual context and the state of content is going to be so different to anything that we can really envisage at the moment. Where the interplay between the user and the provider will be so in sympatico it’s going to crush our ideas of what mediums are all about."