Technical Cites

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"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."

Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943

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"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"

H.M. Warner Brothers, 1927

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"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."

Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

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"640K ought to be enough for anybody."

Bill Gates, 1981

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"Louis Pasteur's theory of germs is ridiculous fiction."

Pierre Pachett, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse, 1872

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"We belive OS/2 is the platform for the 90's"

Bill Gates, at 1987 Comdex

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"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

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"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

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"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."

Decca Recordings Co. rejecting the Beatles 1962

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"Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You're Crazy."

Drillers who Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil in 1859

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"Everything that can be invented has been invented."

Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899

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"For the majority of People, smoking has a benefical effect."

Dr. Ian G. Macdonald, Los Angeles surgeon, quoted in "Newsweek", Nov 18th 1963

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"Cannot download from site ftp.etc.com Operation completed successfully."

MS internetExplorer 3.0 b2

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"Om en formatmall i dokumentmallen har samma namn som en formatmall i dokumentet får formatmallen i dokumentet samma format som formatmallen i dokumentmallen."

Utklipp från användarhandboken till Word 6.0 sidan 202:

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With a PC, I always felt limited by the software available.
On Unix, I am limited only by my knowledge.

Peter J. Schoenster

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"That vulnerability is completely theoretical."

Microsoft

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Not that I have tested it - I just wrote the code and hope it works. "Real programmers" don't test: they assume it works the first time, and anyway, what do you think beta-testers are for?

Linus Torvalds

"Well informed people know it is impossible to transmit the voice over wires and that were it possible to do so, the thing would be of no practical value." --- Editorial in the Boston Post, 1865 "I think I may say without contradiction that when the Paris Exhibition closes, electric light will close with it, and no more will be heard of it." --- Erasmus Wilson, Professor at Oxford University, 1878 "There will never be a mass market for motor cars - about 1,000 in Europe - because that is the limit on the number of chauffeurs available!" --- Spokesman for Daimler Benz "The average American family hasn't time for television." --- The New York Times, 1939 "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." --- Thomas Watson, Chairman, IBM, 1949 "Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances." --- Dr. Lee De Forest (inventor of the vacuum tube), 1957 "The world potential market for copying machines is 5000 at most." --- IBM to the founders of Xerox, 1959

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