Prince Declares the Internet to be 'Over'
Prince Says The Internet Is Over. Everyone Go Home
Prince will only be distributing his newest CD with a British tabloid. Okay. There will be no (legal) digital version. This is because Prince loves attention but seems to hate technology. In fact, Prince tells The Mirror (which is, funny enough, distributing his CD), "The Internet's completely over."
Oh. Well, okay then. But wait. There's more. Prince goes on to say, "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."
He stopped short of saying anything like "I fought the war for you hippies!" or "Get off my lawn!"
Mind you, Prince used to be all about the Internet. He was selling mp3s before iTunes was a glint in Steve Jobs' eye. Now, though, he's a-scared of file sharing. Huh. I guess he doesn't want to reach new fans. That's cool, but he won't be reaching old fans, either, if they can't get to his new music.
There's just nothing sensible about this move. At all.
Thanks, boingboing, for the heads-up on this one.