[ppml] OT: Others that said 'It will never happen...'

Trevor Paquette Trevor.Paquette at TeraGo.ca
Tue Oct 7 11:49:20 EDT 2003

As oft proven time and time again.. never say never... Enjoy :-)

Everything that can be invented has been invented.. -- Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, US Patent Office, 1899

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

The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives.. -- Admiral William Leahy, Manhattan Project, 1943

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

Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value - Marechal Ferdinand Foch, 
Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre. 

This telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us. -- An internal Western Union memo, 1876 

There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home. -- Ken Olson, founder, chairman & president of DEC, 1977

A rocket will never be able to leave the earth's atmosphere. --The New York Times, 1936

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

There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom. --Nobel Prize-winning physicist Robert Milliken, 1923

Television won't last because people will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night. --Producer Darryl Zanuck, 20th Century Fox, 1946


Trevor Paquette
Lead Systems Architect
TeraGo Networks Inc.
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