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See, I told you so...

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-----thought you might enjoy some of these
                             - tafarian (i'll try this one for a bit)  @:-))
> "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
> "But what ... is it good for?"
>      --Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of 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
> "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.
> "The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value.   Who
>  would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?"
>      --David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for
>        investment in  the radio in the 1920s.
> "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.
> "Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible."
>      --Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895.
> "If I had thought about it, I wouldn't have done the experiment.
>  The literature was full of examples that said you can't do this."
>      --Spencer Silver on the work that led to the unique adhesives
>        for 3-M "Post-It" Notepads.
> "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 on attempts to get
>        Atari and H-P  interested in his and Steve Wozniak's
>        personal computer.
> "Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value."
>      --Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole
>        Superieure de  Guerre.