Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Worst tech predictions ever

Predictions can never shape the future. They can either be right or wrong.
And these worst predictions of all time will testify this fact. Go ahead and be surprised.

1) "Everything that can be invented has been invented." 
       Charles H. Duel - Head of the US patent Office in 1899

2)  "Television won't be able to hold onto any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night."
        Daryl F. Zanuck  -worked for motion pictures

3) "
 There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home"
      Ken Olsen, founder of mainframe-producer Digital Equipment Corp., 1977.

4)   "Next Christmas the iPod will be dead, finished, gone, kaput."
        Sir Alan Sugar- 2005

5) “Computers in the future may weigh no more than  1.5 tons.”
      Popular Mechanics  in 1949

6)  "Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"
      H.M.Warner- Co founder of Warner brothers

7)  "No one will need more than 637KB of memory for a personal computer."
       Bill Gates in 1981

8) "There is no need for any individual to have a computer in their home."
      Ken Olson (1977) - President of Digital Equipment Corp

9) "It would appear we have reached the limits of what it is possible to achieve with computer technology."
     John von Neumann (1949) - Computer Scientist 

10) "Spam will be dead in 24 months"
      Bill Gates - 2004

11) "We will never make a 32-bit operating system,"
      Bill Gates at  launch of MSX in 1983

12) "0x2026Apple is already dead." 
          Nathan Myhrvold, former CTO of Microsoft

13) "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
      Thomas Watson, president of IBM, 1943
Keep laughing to yourself! Happy reading!!

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