Prince declares Internet is "completely over"

Pop sensation Prince has declared in an interview that the Internet is "completely over" and that computers and gadgets "fill your head with numbers and that can't be good for you"

It was fun while it lasted, but all good things must come to an end. Yes, we're stuffing Facebook into a storage unit and saying a tearful goodbye to lolcats, because enduring pop sensation Prince has declared in an interview with the Daily Mirror that the Internet is "completely over".

The pint-sized singer went on to explain his unilateral disarmament of the World Wide Web: "All these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can't be good for you."

We will admit that trying to calculate the overall cheapest iPhone 4 tariff tends to make our head spin, but we have to admit we'll be sad to see it go. Prince has warned us about the Internet before though -- in the past he's ordered both eBay and YouTube to remove things that use his music or name without permission. And if comments made in this latest interview are to be believed, he's coming for iTunes next.

"I don't see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else," he said, in an interview to the newspaper that's giving his latest album, 20TEN, away for free on the cover. "They won't pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can't get it. The Internet's like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated."

We know better than to argue with the man who wrote 1999, and while we're a bit gutted to be working on an obsolete platform, we understand that the Internet has run its course. We're popping down to the basement later to hit the Internet kill-switch for good -- any last words?

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Luke Westaway is a senior editor at CNET and writer/ presenter of Adventures in Tech, a thrilling gadget show produced in our London office. Luke's focus is on keeping you in the loop with a mix of video, features, expert opinion and analysis.


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