January 11, 2011

Predicting The Future

"640K ought to be enough for anybody.
Bill Gates (1981)

"The Japanese auto industry isn’t likely to carve out a big share of the market for itself." Business Week (1968)

"$100 million dollars is way too much to pay for Microsoft.IBM (1982)

"It's just a fad, a passing fancy.Phil Wrigley, Chicago Cubs owner, on the introduction of night baseball. (1935)

"Everyone acquainted with the subject will recognize it as a conspicuous failure.Henry Morton, Stevens Institute of Technology commenting 
on Thomas Edison's light bulb (1880)

"Guitar groups are on their way out."
Dick Rowe, Decca Records passing on signing The Beatles (1957)

"Democracy will be dead by 1950" John Landon-Davies (1936)

"There is no reason for any individual to have a computer 
in their home.Ken Olsen, President of Digital Equipment Corporation (1977)

Got any predictions?

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