The world is a little bit worse today, with an empty hole in place of David Bowie. The speed of life would always have arrived too soon for an artist that was constantly reinventing himself and exploring new ground. What an irreplaceable talent.
Despite my longtime love of his music, I never knew about BowieNet. Keith Stuart of the Guardian:
In the summer of 1998, a strange press release made its way out to technology and music publications throughout the world. David Bowie, the legendary musician and cultural provocateur, would be launching his own internet service provider, offering subscription-based dial up access to the emerging online world. At a time when plenty of major corporations were still struggling to even comprehend the significance and impact of the web, Bowie was there staking his claim. “If I was 19 again, I’d bypass music and go right to the internet,” he said at the time. He understood that a revolution was coming.