The famous quotes

“Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.” (Popular Mechanics, 1949)

“Will the last one out, please turn off the lights.” (Seattle billboard, 1970, after Boeing had a massive layoff)

“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” (Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943)

“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” (Ken Olson, Founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977)

“640K ought to be enough for anybody.” (Bill Gates, 1981)

“I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.” (Stephen Wright – I just liked this one)

“Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?” (H.M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927)

“We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.”(Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.)

“Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.” (Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University, 1929.)

“Everything that can be invented has been invented.” (Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899.)

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