There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home. - Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977.- Western Union internal memo, 1876.</b>
The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular? - David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.
While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially it is an impossibility. - Lee DeForest, inventor.
Who the hell wants to hear actors talk? - H. M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927.
We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out. - Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.
It will be years -- not in my time -- before a woman will become Prime Minister. - Margaret Thatcher, 1974.
I see no good reasons why the views given in this volume should shock the religious sensibilities of anyone. - Charles Darwin, The Origin Of Species, 1869.
There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will. - Albert Einstein, 1932.