Elton John to Larry King: I don't have a computer or a mobile phone

Summary: During last night's Larry King show, Larry asked Elton John for the Web address of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. BTW, a noble cause- a benefit for which Elton played after the Academy Awards Sunday night.

 

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During last night's Larry King show, Larry asked Elton John for the Web address of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. BTW, a noble cause- a benefit for which Elton played after the Academy Awards Sunday night.

As to Larry's question, Elton admitted:

I don't know what our website number is. I don't have a computer or mobile phone or anything.

I know your first reaction will be, well, Elton is almost 61 and is a superstar, so not surprising he doesn't have a PC or cell, and apparently doesn't know much about the Internet.

But I can tell you of at least three other superstars, each older than Elton, who have professed Internet use. Eric Clapton wrote his latest book on a PC. Mick Jagger has referenced personal Internet use. And in 1999, when I wrote a streaming media guide for RealNetworks (ultimately not published due to a strategic shift), guess who wrote the preface:

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Yes, RealNetworks communicated directly with David Bowie.

But here's the good part. Just a few seconds after Elton professed ignorance about his charity's website number, a producer put the website addy on screen.

"There you go," Elton then said. "It's terrible I don't know that.  "

Topics: Mobility, Browser, Hardware, Software Development

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