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Diamond In The Rough
Location: Richmond, Virginia

Total posts: 459
Posted: Theoretically, television may be feasible, but I consider it an impossibility--a development which we should waste little time dreaming about.
- Lee de Forest, 1926, inventor of the cathode ray tube

I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.
- Thomas J. Watson, 1943, Chairman of the Board of IBM

It doesn't matter what he does, he will never amount to anything.
- Albert Einstein's teacher to his father, 1895

It will be years - not in my time - before a woman will become Prime Minister.
- Margaret Thatcher, 1974

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

We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.
- Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962

Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?
- H. M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927

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

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

Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.
- Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949

We don't need you. You haven't got through college yet.
- Hewlett-Packard's rejection of Steve Jobs, who went on to found Apple Computers

Airplanes are interesting toys, but they have no military value.
- Marshal Ferdinand Foch in 1911

With over 50 foreign cars already on sale here, the Japanese auto industry isn't likely to carve out a big slice of the U.S. market.
- Business Week, 1958

Whatever happens, the U.S. Navy is not going to be caught napping.
- Frank Knox, U.S. Secretary of the Navy, on December 4, 1941

Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.
- Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University, October 16, 1929.

Dance like it hurts; Love like you need money; Work like someone is watching.

Never criticize someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes. That way, when you DO criticize them, you are a mile away, and you have their shoes.

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playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

Total posts: 7263
Posted:Guess they weren't all poor predictions wink

"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.

- Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949"


Let's relight this forum ubblove




Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees

Total posts: 7193
Posted:hmmmmm i suddenly am thinking about a certain weather forcaster famously saying " there is no hurrican going to hit the british shores"

i'm not too sure of the date but it was micheal fish on the bbc


Winged Avenger
SILVER Member since May 2005

Winged Avenger

The official Emma Peel wannabe
Location: Colchester, England (UK)

Total posts: 226
Posted:I'm pretty sure that was Michael Fish in maybe 1987???

I think the piccies of (errrr...Neville Chamberlin) securing Peace in our Time after signing the Munich agreement with Hitler...ooops! (i'm sure peeps will correct me on this).

But haven't we all done this...I mean tempt fate not sign peace deals with Hitler. Like not taking a brolly out and then totally regretting it, or leaving your Poi at home and bumping into a spinner!

"Always keep your bowler on in times of stress and watch out for diabolical masterminds" - Emma Peel


SILVER Member since Feb 2006


Has sharp edges
Location: Stuck in the mire, USA

Total posts: 1266
Posted:ubblol something tells me Decca Recording Co. is kicking themselves for that one ......I wonder how many people lost thier jobs for that little mistake ubblol

My ADD makes it so that.....Ooooo SHINY.....wanna go ride bikes....wait....where am I.....




Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees

Total posts: 7193
Posted:1986 chernobyl, russia

the russian government "there is nothing to worry about, there is no risk"

yeah right ubblol


Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13922
Posted:Led Zepplin got its name because someone said that the band would go over like a lead zephlin

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura


SILVER Member since Mar 2005


Location: Manchester, UK

Total posts: 1261
Posted:The guy who founded UPS originally wrote the idea for the company up as a thesis for college. His lecturer wrote on the paper words to the effect of "its good in theory but the idea needs to be achievable. Delivery round the world in 24 hrs is a dream".

(would provide more detail but the Jagermeister has inhibited my ability to post sense)


Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear,...

Total posts: 4693
Posted:"our initial assesment is that they will all die"

-Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Sakedal-Sahaf shortly before the second US lead invasion of Iraq.

"Iraq has gone from the third biggest army in the world to the second biggest army in Iraq"

-Some US General during the first Gulf War.

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley





Total posts: 237
Posted:"640K ought to be enough for anybody.
- Bill Gates, 1981"

*Browses 95% full 160 Gb and 250 GB hard drives*


The Misguided Oracle
GOLD Member since Aug 2005

The Misguided Oracle

the floor is a sea of tigers...
Location: Brisvegas, Australia

Total posts: 404
Posted:"640K ought to be enough for anybody.
- Bill Gates, 1981"
i think you forgot to add "to play minesweeper/solitare" at the end of the quote biggrin hahaha

"My body is a well tuned machine... It just needs a competent driver." - ?


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