Never Underestimate

A collection of quotes that turned out to be very wrong:

“Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.”

Popular Mechanics forecasting science, 1949.

“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 device is inherently of no value to us.”

Western Union internal memo, 1876.

“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.

“Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value.”

Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre.

“Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances.”

Dr. Lee De Forest, inventor of the vacuum tube and father of television.

Via Thought Mechanics

Advertisements

2 responses to “Never Underestimate

  1. So let’s better not to take anybody for granted.

  2. If popular mechanics would have known back then that a few decades later we would have the lightest iMac book ever…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s