Last week Prince declared the internet dead. The direct quote is that the net is “completely over”.
Interesting. Before last week, if you’d have asked me if Prince was alive or dead, I’d have picked dead.
I Believe, Sir, We Had An Agreement
I know there are no firm, written rules on this, but I hope we can all agree that up until this point there was an unspoken social more regarding declaring a phenomenon dead. The expectation, if you intended to declare something dead (or “over”) has been that you must be culturally relevant. People thinking you’re dead is not really an indicator that you’ve maintained relevance.
Milli Vanilli apparently recognizes this expectation of relevance. When is the last time you heard either of those guys trying to decide for the rest of us what is “dead”. They respect society too much to do something like that. Prince apparently does not have that level of respect for you. Read the rest of this entry »