Prince Declares Internet "Completely Over" (2010)
There's no denying Prince was a visionary when it came to almost everything … except the Internet. A pioneer in songwriting, recording, fashion and performing, he never quite got the hang of cyberspace. In 2010, after many failed attempts to engage social media, he told The Mirror, "The Internet's completely over. … The Internet's like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.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." Prince's retreat from what little online life he had in the first place also resulted in a dearth of streaming music, thanks to his exclusive deal with Jay Z's subscription-only Tidal. Luckily, Prince's lack of Internet savvy was just another reason to love him.