Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Words Of Wisdom

Listen up bloggers......this means you!
The following was sent to us by Engish Daisy's Mom Sue. Now quite your computing!!

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

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

3. "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.

4. "But what ... is it good for?"-- Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968,commenting on the microchip.

5. "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." - Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital EquipmentCorp., 1977.

~Precious Flower~

19 comments:

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Haha, isn't it funny how stupid beans can be? They always like to think they know everything.

Chase

The Meezers said...

hahahaha silly beans. mommy says they were furry "shortsighted"

Hi to our bestest furriends!

Cheysuli said...

Oh don't forget the famous Bill Gates quote: "No one will ever need more than 4 mg of memory."

Daisy said...

They were not very smart back then I guess.

Dragonheart said...

Very funny! Humans can be so silly!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

number 2 'specially cracked us up - we've got more than 5 computers in our house! (7 currently hooked up, 5 not)

Eric and Flynn said...

yikes!!! If owr compooter weighed 1.5 tons we fink it wud crash through the floor.

Forty Paws said...

Tee hee! That's funny. Wonder what they would have said about cats using computers?

Luf, Us

Tara said...

And no one thought cats would over take dogs as the number 1 pet in the US either. Shows what they know!
Tara

Edsel/The Pooch said...

Precious what a pretty picture of you!

Derby said...

So funny. Mum has owned or used way more than 5 computers in her life. Plus lots of machines that were based on computers.

Cute picture Precious.

William said...

I liked No. 2, too. That Tom Watson, what a card!

Spoiler said...

I agree with all those points. I'm never getting a computer. There'd be nothing to do with it.

Nice picture!

Max said...

Heh. Even Bill Gates wasn't as forward thinking as one might expect. He didn't think anyone would ever need more than 32 megs of RAM in their computer...

Taz n Angel said...

man were those people stoopid!!

One of us said...

ahahahahahahaha that's a joke right? What Mom? OMG you mean 'beans really thoughts this? ~Merlin, shadow, Ko KO

DEBRA said...

*kitty giggles*

This was very funny!

Abby

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

This is funny! I guess they didn't realize that we cats / woofies / bunnies / birdies / lizards etc. had so much to say. You know, that is why our beans have computers in our homes.....It can't be any other reason right?

Jake and Bathsheba said...

What fabulous quotes! And from people in the industry. We make no predictions and just take the technology that comes.

We love your expression in the photo.

~J&B