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See, I told you so...
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- Date: Wed, 22 Nov 1995 12:03:26 -0400
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-----thought you might enjoy some of these
- tafarian (i'll try this one for a bit) @:-))
> "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
> --Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of
> science, 1949
> "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
> --Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943
> "I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked
> with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is
> a fad that won't last out the year."
> --The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall,
> "But what ... is it good for?"
> --Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM,
> 1968, commenting on the microchip.
> "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
> --Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital
> Equipment Corp., 1977
> "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously
> considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently
> of no value to us."
> --Western Union internal memo, 1876.
> "The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who
> would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?"
> --David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for
> investment in the radio in the 1920s.
> "Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"
> --H.M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927.
> "We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."
> --Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.
> "Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible."
> --Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895.
> "If I had thought about it, I wouldn't have done the experiment.
> The literature was full of examples that said you can't do this."
> --Spencer Silver on the work that led to the unique adhesives
> for 3-M "Post-It" Notepads.
> "So we went to Atari and said, 'Hey, we've got this amazing thing
> even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about
> funding us? Or we' ll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay
> our salary, we'll come work for you.' And they said, 'No.' So
> then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, 'Hey, we don't
> need you. You haven't got through college yet.'"
> --Apple Computer Inc. founder Steve Jobs on attempts to get
> Atari and H-P interested in his and Steve Wozniak's
> personal computer.
> "Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value."
> --Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole
> Superieure de Guerre.