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“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, 1957

“There
is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” – Ken Olson,
president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

“640K ought to be enough for anybody.” — Bill Gates, 1981

“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.

“Airplanes
are interesting toys but of no military value.” –Marechal Ferdinand
Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre.

“Everything that can be invented has been invented.” –Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899.
 
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  • What seems logical today may be ridiculous tomorrow.
  • What is important today may be irrelevant tomorrow.
  • What seems impossible today may be commonplace tomorrow.
  • Ideas are everything.
  • Nothing is static.
  • Every "somebody" started out as a "nobody." 
 

 

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