Tony Bennett has been in the music business for more than 40 years, but when it comes to promoting himself in the video age, the 67-year-old crooner still knows all the latest moves. While autographing copies of his new recording, Unplugged, at a downtown Toronto music store last week, Bennett decided, on the spur of the moment, to drop by the studios of MuchMusic, the music-video channel, where he had been interviewed two days earlier.
The major problem with the information industry, of which I am an employee, is that it does not really help those who are helpless consumers of information. The nonsense of the vaunted information highway, that would deliver 500 channels into our living-rooms and produce department store shopping, not to mention Chinese food to the doorstep, is here before us.By Allan Fotheringham4 min
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