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    "Who in their right mind would ever need more than 640k of ram!?" -- Bill Gates, 1981 "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 "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 more...

    "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
    "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
    "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 more...

    "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
    "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
    "640K ought to be enough for anybody."
    - Bill Gates, 1981
    "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of more...

    "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.
    "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
    "640K ought to be enough for anybody."
    - Bill Gates, 1981
    "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
    "But what... is it good for?"
    -Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM,
    1968, commenting on the microchip.
    "There is no more...

    (Forwards deleted to protect the innocent)
    The following is from the business section of The Kansas City Star, Jan 17, 1995:
    "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.
    "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.

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