Famous blogger says Internet is dead, continues blogging anyway

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mark_cuban.jpgAccording to Mark Cuban, a billionaire who made a lot of his money on and because of the Internet (and who now spends a lot of his time pissing off bloggers who try to report on the Dallas Mavericks) the Internet is dead.

Speaking at the CTAM (Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing) conference, he announced, “The Internet’s dead. It’s over.”

Funnily enough, though, Cuban still appears to be blogging, and that’s even after he grudgingly let amateur bloggers back in to his sports team.

Cuban doesn’t seem prepared to wait for the Internet to develop beyond what it is today. The Internet is stagnant, with the only new invention being YouTube, apparently. Huh? Even that service is just a sham based on copyright infringement and lack of creativity. OK then.

It sounds as if Cuban wants cable companies to develop private networks, rather than sticking with the ubiquitous integrated network of computer systems that is… hmm… the Internet.

Though it’s true that we, like many others, have reported on Cuban’s outburst, it’s probably not worth getting too worked up about. That’s fine, Mark. I’m glad you made a lot of money using something you now despise. Enjoy your basketball.

(Via Daily Tech)

Andy Merrett