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David Bowie: the man who sold the world wide web

Posted On: 4 Feb 2020   |   Posted By: The Big Issue

Twenty-one years ago the original wired rock star David Bowie spoke to The Big Issue about his love of a new craze called ‘the internet'. After transforming our culture musically and artistically, Bowie saw the potential of the world wide web, helping to pioneer an online revolution. This is an abridged version of Andrew Davies' interview from 1999, starting with him telling us what he gets up to in chatrooms...
Ziggy Stardust, the Thin White Duke, Aladdin Sane... and now Mr Plod. Meet David Bowie's latest incarnation - although you might argue that this one lacks the glamour of his previous personas. Unshaven, barely out of bed and sporting an unbuttoned Hawaiian shirt and shorts, Mr Plod spends each morning sitting in his Bermudan hideout, chatting away to thousands of other internet addicts around the world.
“I like Mr Plod - he's very popular,” explains David Bowie of his latest net pseudonym. “Panda was big too, and I once used a hyphen - but I got tired of the Prince joke very quickly,” he says. “I get...

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