"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
commenting on the microchip.
"But what ... is it good for?"
--Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968,
"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 it. Pay our salary, we'll come work for you.' And they said, 'No.' So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, 'Hey, we don't need you. You haven't got through college yet."'
--Apple Computer Inc. founder Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
"640K ought to be enough for anybody."
--Bill Gates, 1981
"To go from NT to Linux is like going from the SST to the Wright brothers plane."
--Joe Klemmer, 10 October, 1997
To: Doug Sat, 24 Oct
1998 00:31:59 From: Bob