There couldn’t be more admiration in my heart for Sam Shepard so he’s a good example of how not everyone we want to talk with is using the same tools of communication.
No, just like my uncle Bob, Sam Shepard does not have an internet.
Nor does he have the email.
Damned self-assured baby boomer, he must know this kind of attitude just makes me love him more.
In a rare interview, Sam Shepard talked about his unpredictable film choices, his rejection of memoir-writing and web-browsing, and his work with the think tank at the Santa Fe Institute. The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright also explained why he hasn’t written more screenplays, and why he’s never worked with that other great icon of American Westerns, Clint Eastwood.
GQ: Do you use the Internet at all?
Sam Shepard: No, I don’t have a computer. I don’t have an Internet, I don’t have the e-mail, I don’t have any of that shit. I do have a phone.
GQ: And your kids let you get away with not having e-mail?
Sam Shepard: Oh, yeah. They just kind of laugh at me, like I fell off the horse a long time ago.