The Wireless Music Box Has No Imaginable Commercial Value.
Famous Last Words
"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 i
the radio in the 1920s
The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value.
Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?...
In accepting an honorary degree from the University of Notre Dame a few years ago, General David Sarnoff [head of RCA] made this stateme
We are too prone to make technological instruments the scapegoats for the sins of those who wield them....
Edna: [reading] "The wireless was an invention by Guglielmo Marconi.
Who can tell me what his first message was? Ba...
Commercial radio, commercial radio, commercial
I don't get it. Who was this Ted Danson, and why would you pay $10,000 for his skeleton?" -Leela
Excuse me, Sir, said a surveyor to a person in the street, I am a surveyor and I wonder if you could please help me by holding this measuring tape for a second or two.
In most cases the stranger would oblige. And the surveyor, who was Horace de Vere Cole, an arch-joker during the 1920s would go around the corner to ask another person to hold the other end of the tape....
Data: "Captain, you have seemed unusually pensive since we received the news of Ambassador Sarek's death.
Picard: "Sarek and I shared a particular bond. Our lives touched in an unusual way....
I would have nobody to control me; I would be absolute
and who but I? Now, he that is absolute can do what he like...
wormhole /werm'hohl/ n. [from the `wormhole' singularities hypothesized in some versions of General Relativity theory] 1.
[n.,obs.] A location in a monitor which contains the address of a routine, with the specific intent of making it easy to substitute a different routine....