This is the cover of The Tubes’ album Remote Control, released in 1979. That was more than thirty years ago, when the online life was only a dream in a few techies’ heads.
Where is our passion for earthly things?
Where are the changing images that we set before our minds?
Where are gold and silver? Where are the boisterous servants and their cry?
All is dust, all is ashes, all is a shadow;
Therefore come, let us exclaim to the Immortal King:
Lord, make your departed servant worthy of your everlasting goodness,
resting him in the blessedness that never grows old.
— St John of Damascus, Hymn from the Orthodox Funeral Service