Early Computer Industry Quotations
The following is from the business section of The Kansas City Star, Jan 17, 1995:
- "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons." - Popular
Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949.
- "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." - Thomas
Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943.
- " 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.
- "But what ... is it good for?" - Engineer at the Advanced Computing
Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip.
- " There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." -
Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp.,
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