Prince has declared the Internet is over. In an article by The Mirror, Prince claims, “all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can’t be good for you.”
The first thing that came to mind when I read this statement was Mermaid Man, a character from Spongebob Squarepants, screaming “EVIL!” (Clip found below.) He is old and he has no idea what he is talking about, just like Prince.
Most likely Prince hates on the Internet because he thinks he would not make as money off his music. Which obviously is not true at all. He will not even allow his music onto YouTube.
Prince should just look at the success of momma monster, Lady Gaga. Her album and single sales are insane. The Internet basically collapses whenever she releases a new song or video. Obviously, that would never happen for Prince, but he could make a decent sum.
Prince’s statement made me realize how much I love the Internet that I became defensive when reading the statement. The Internet has not only changed my life, but it has changed the world. I love the fact I can get information at a push of a button. I love that I can communicate with many people in a single second. Above all, I love that I could become the first MTV TJ because of my involvement on the Internet.
Prince needs to shush his mouth. It’s really ironic his album’s name is 20TEN and he clearly live in 19EIGHTY!