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List of stupid things said by experts.

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    “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future” Niels Bohr (1885-1962)

    “640K should be enough for anyone” (Bill Gates, 1984)

    “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers” (Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943)

    “There is no reason anyone in the right state of mind will want a computer in their home” (Ken Olson, President of Digital Equipment Corp, 1977)

    “Television? A great invention, but no commercial future (Consultant’s memo, 1934)

    “Who the hell wants to hear movie actors talk? “ (H. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927)

    “We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out” (Decca Record- ing Co, rejecting the Beatles, 1962)

    “Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible” (Lord Kelvin, President, Royal Society, 1895)

    “Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try to find oil? You’re crazy.” (Edwin Drake associates, 1859)

    “Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau” (Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University, 1929)
     
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