Roger L. Simon

Steve Jobs has killed art

No, I’m serious. When I was young (or younger), we used to wait for the next Fellini movie. Or Warhol show. Or Dylan album. Or Bellow novel.

Now who cares about that stuff? It’s the iPhone, baby. The medium really is the message. Tech is art. Forget about movies, books, music, paintings and all that Twentieth Century stuff. And don’t tell me about all those cool movies on YouTube. They ain’t Lawrence of Arabia or La Dolce Vita.

Oh, wait a minute… there is some art left…. Pixar! (you see what I mean – it’s all Steve!)