Great Predictions in History

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." -- Ken Olsen, founder of Digital, 1977

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." -- Thomas Watson, Chairman, 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

"The '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

Sent to me by Marilyn Harris, 9/22/98

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