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    "640K ought to be enough for anybody." -- Bill Gates, 1981

    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 walked 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


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    Good stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by liviasmimi
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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
    mimi
    my (luddite) wife agrees with this one and constantly reminds me about it, while I am chatting on tweleve, trivia-gaming on tweleve, or even posting messages like this...

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    Hey, mimi... I found one for you!!!

    "A cookie store is a bad idea. Besides, the market research reports say
    America likes crispy cookies, not soft and chewy cookies like you make."
    --Response to Debbi Fields' idea of starting Mrs. Fields' Cookies.


    ROFLOL!
    Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.

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    HAHHAHHA


    MiMi shakes head....good stuff LMAO

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    I knew you'd like that, mimi.

    Here are a few more for the general population -


    "I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling on his face and not Gary
    Cooper." --Gary Cooper on his decision not to take the leading role in
    "Gone With The Wind."

    "We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out." --Decca
    Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.

    "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.

    "Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau."
    --Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University, 1929.

    "Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value." --Marechal
    Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre.

    The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut from the
    intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon". --Sir John Eric Ericksen,
    British surgeon, appointed Surgeon-Extraordinary to Queen Victoria 1873.
    Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.

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    ..... a rather excitable report on a recent invention suggested that "one day, there will be a telephone in every town."

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