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Computers Will Never Amount to Anything
"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."
--Editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957
"But what is it good for?"
--Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division, IBM, 1968 commenting on the microchip.
"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
--Ken Olson, President, Chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp.,1977
So much good, so much evil. Just add water. (c)