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Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
_Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949


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"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
_Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943



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"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 busi-ness books for Prentice Hall, 1957



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"But what ... is it good for?"
_Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip.



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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



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"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.