Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Top 10 Technology Predictions from the past

"People Will Never Buy One of Those!!!"

-- Top 10 Bonehead
Technology Predictions
  1. "[The telephone] is a great invention but who would want to use it?"
    -- U.S President Rutherford Hayes (1872)
  2. "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
    -- Founder of Digital Equipment Corporation (1977)
  3. "Everyone acquainted with the subject will recognize [the light bulb] as a conspicuous failure."
    -- Chairman of the American Lighthouse Board (1880)
  4. "Fooling around with alternating current is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever."
    -- Thomas Edison (1889)
  5. "The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value."
    -- internal memo to the President of RCA (1921)
  6. "Who the h*** wants to hear actors talk?"
    -- one of the Warner Brothers (1927)
  7. "Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant."
    -- Canadian astronomer (1902)
  8. "Television won't last because people will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night."
    -- Producer for 20th Century Fox (1946)
  9. "We don't think we'd do well in the cell phone business."
    -- Steve Jobs (2003)
  10. "But what is this [microchip] good for?"
    -- IBM Engineer (1968)