5 not so visionary tech quotes from the past - Teckeela

May 28, 2018

5 not so visionary tech quotes from the past

Some great visionaries have foretold a lot of great things about technological advancements. These are the ones that are not amongst them...

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
— Thomas Watson, president of IBM, 1943
Today, there maybe a market for five devices... per Internet user.

“Wouldn't it be sad to have an Internet connection if there's no Martians to write to?” 
— Bill Clinton, 1999
No Bill, having an Internet connection is never sad. Ever.

"Two years from now, spam will be solved."
— Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, 2004
Wrong again, Bill. Oh.. It's the other Bill.

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
— Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977
Ultimate marketing fail for a company with that name.

"No matter how inexpensive the machines become, and no matter how sophisticated their software, I still can't imagine the average user taking one along when going fishing.”
— Erik Sandberg-Diment, 1995
Sure. Soon, the average user will buy fish online.

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