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  • Blog 'Favourite Quotations'
    Added: Dec-8-2012 By: shizzlemynizzle

    "It's not pollution that's harming the Earth. It's the impurities in the air and water." George W Bush

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    "Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible" Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895.

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    "Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant, if not utterly impossible." - Simon Newcomb, 1902.

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    "Space travel is bunk" -Sir Harold Spencer Jones, Astronomer Royal of Britain, 1957, two weeks before the launch of Sputnik

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    "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

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    "Louis Pasteur's theory of germs is ridiculous fiction." Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse, 1872

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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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    "Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value." Marshal Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929), French military strategist, 1911

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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

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    "The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value."
    David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.

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    "It's a great invention but who would want to use it anyway?"
    Rutherford B. Hayes, U.S. President, after a demonstration of Alexander Bell's telephone

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    "Everything that can be invented has been invented" Commisioner, US Patent Office, 1899

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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 business books for Prentice Hall, 1957.

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    "There is practically no chance communications space satellites will be used to provide better telephone, telegraph, television, or radio service inside the Unided States." -T. Craven, FCC Commissioner, 1961

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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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    "640K ought to be enough for anybody." - Bill Gates, 1981.

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    "I have opinions of my own --strong opinions-- but I don't always agree with them." - George Bush, former U.S. President