I've been wondering this lately..
It's an experience like any other in life. The BS detector doesn't simply become rendered useless and inactive because it's the internet. It's always up to the receiver of the information to determine if that information is valuable to them or not and how. The internet gives us a lot of BS to sift through, for sure, but with more information as a whole, the contribution of an increase in good information is inarguable.Part of me thinks it’s for the worst. Let’s face it, if you have infinite resources available to you, you are definitely NOT working it out on your own and creating your own resource. You literally turn off your BS detector and accept all resources as being legit.
Well, it definately has fueled my GAS... Living far away from any decent sized music store, I doubt I would have made 70% of the purchases I have, because of being online. So I don't know if that is all bad or good, it's been fun though, but I guess my wallet would say the opposite.
I think I've learned a lot of things quicker and arguably became smarter, because even though there is a lot of unnecessary infomation to go through, you still pick up on things you see/read on a sub-concious level here and there, if it goes through my BS-filter, which usually has been working pretty good so far... As long as you try not to believe everything irregardless. I've never been much of a book reader, but reading long articles and interesting topics on the web has pulled me in and given me a lot of insight, I believe. Just seeing how other drummers do things, setup tips, playing technique etc. It's hard to say when you don't know what would have happened if the web was not invented, but I believe that in the grand scale, it's been for the good for the most part. But I really miss the more privacy oriented 90's, and politically un-correct comedy....
I still believe the rapture happened and Prince and Bowie were the only ones to make the cut.I've always enjoyed this interview with the late/great David Bowie in 1999 who accurately predicted the seismic transformation the internet would cause across all walks of life....
The poor interviewer saw the Internet as only a trendy tool.