2007-07-03

Without Reason


"There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home." — Ken Olsen, president, Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977

"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons." — Popular Mechanics, 1949

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." — Thomas Watson, chairman of the board, IBM, 1943

2 comments:

AnswerGirl said...

My iPod Shuffle has as much memory as the first computer I ever owned.

Graham said...

My iPod Shuffle has 64 times as much memory as the first computer I ever owned. So there!

The second computer I ever owned looked much like the one in the photograph.