Diamond In The Rough Location: Richmond, Virginia Member Since: 30th Jun 2002 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.
Geek Location: Manchester, UK Member Since: 27th Mar 2005 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)