- Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.
Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science,
- 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.
in charge o...
- But what ... is it good for?" --Engineer at the Advanced
Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the
- There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.
--Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment
- 640k ought to be enough for anybody." -- Bill Gates, 1981
- 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.
would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?...
- The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn
better than a 'C,' the idea must be feasible.
A Yale University
management professor in response to Fred Smith's paper proposi...
- Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?" --H.M. Warner, Warner
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