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 (4 of) The 7 Worst Tech Predictions of All Time

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PostSubject: (4 of) The 7 Worst Tech Predictions of All Time   Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:44 pm

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Foolish tech prediction #2 :

"Television won't be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months.
People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night."


- Darryl Zanuck, executive at 20th Century Fox, 1946


Foolish tech prediction #4 :

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."

- Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977 (bought by Compaq later)



Foolish tech prediction #5 :

"Almost all of the many predictions now being made about 1996 hinge on the Internet's continuing exponential growth.
But I predict the Internet will soon go spectacularly supernova and in 1996 catastrophically collapse."


- Robert Metcalfe, founder of 3Com, 1995

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Foolish tech prediction #7 :

"Two years from now, spam will be solved."

- Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, 2004

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PostSubject: Re: (4 of) The 7 Worst Tech Predictions of All Time   Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:47 pm

Put all your money in betamax. some dude now sleeping in a box on the street 1975 giggle
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PostSubject: Re: (4 of) The 7 Worst Tech Predictions of All Time   Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:31 am

The mouse is an interesting novelty but has no commercial potential. --- somebody at AT&T who saw the first mouse demoed at MIT in 1970.
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