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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
    "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.
    "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.
    "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 proposing reliable overnight delivery service. (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)
    "Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?" - H.M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927.
    "I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling on his face and not Gary Cooper." - Gary Cooper on his decision not to take the leading role in "Gone With The 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...

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