Some Incredible Technology Quotes

The previous post was capricious and it was unlike me to post something like that. I am in a typical writers block, where my once prolific keystrokes are reduced to mindless jabbering. To restore the lost nimbleness to my fingers and mind, I will be doing a few posts with no original content but sourced from other sources. These will not have any original contribution from me, but will definitely give some food for thought.

 My favorites are the first three.

“We don't need you. You haven't even got through college.” -Hewlett Packard  to Steve Jobs, who then founded Apple Computers.

“640K ought to be enough for anybody”- Bill Gates, Microsoft, 1981

“We don't like their sound.Groups of guitars are on the way out.” -Decca Executive, 1962, after turning down the Beatles

“I think there's a world market for maybe five computers.” - Thomas J. Watson, chairman of the board of IBM, 1970s

“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” -Ken Olson, president of Digital Equipment Corp. 1977

“You mean to drill into ground to try and find oil? You're crazy.” -Drillers rejecting Edwin L Drake's oil project, 1859

“There will never be a bigger plane built.” -A Boeing engineer, after the first flight of the 247 ( a twin engine plane that carried ten people)

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

“Everything that can be invented has been invented.” -Charles H. Duell, Office of Patents, 1899

“This telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication.” -Western Union, memo, 1876

“No imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?” -1920s.  David Sarnoff's associates, about investment in the radio.

“Who wants to hear actors talk? Silent movies are good enough!” -H.M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927

“Television may be theretically feasible, But commercially and financially it is an impossibility.” -Lee DeForest, inventor