Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Prince Says The Internet Is Dead or "When Doves Can't Email"
Prince, His Royal Badness himself, has declared the Internet both 'dead' and 'completely over'.
In a recent interview with the UK website Mirror.co.uk, the man who gave us songs like '1999' and 'Little Red Corvette' compared the Internet to MTV, saying it "was hip and, suddenly, it became outdated. Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can't be good for you."
** phreak_711 takes deep breath & lets it out slowly.**
Okay. Here's what I think. While I respect the man's opinion (and he is certainly entitled to it) and have liked a lot of his music, I got to wonder if Prince has drank a little too much of the 'purple rain', if you get my meaning. If Prince thinks the Internet is dead, he probably also believes carrier pigeons are a more stable way to communicate. Decades from now, when our descendants listen to "Raspberry Beret", they'll transmit their thoughts to their Facebook page via the virtual Internet hub they have implanted in their frontal lobes. You can't put the genie back into the bottle, sir. The Matrix won't let you.