i kinda agree w/csgal - although of course i did bookmark it! hmmm, and if memory serves me correctly ppl said the same thing about something Alexander Graham Bell invented, some new funky invention called a telephone - can ya imagine anybody EVER wantin one o'dos dem dings?! ;-)
"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
--Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949
"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"
--H.M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927.
"640K ought to be enough for anybody."
--Bill Gates, 1981
"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
--Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977
"Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value."
--Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre.
"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
--Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943
"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 payfor a message sent to nobody in particular?"
--David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.
"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