Worst Predictions Ever: Dumb Quotes on Technology



The following dumb quotes are some of the worst predictions ever made regarding technology.

“There is no need for any individual to have a computer in their home.”
[Ken Olson, President of Digital Equipment Corp, in 1977]

“No one will need more than 637 kb of memory for a personal computer. 640K ought to be enough for anybody.”
[Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, in 1981]

“Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.”
[Lord Kelvin, ca. 1895, British mathematician and physicist]

“Radio has no future.”
[Lord Kelvin, ca. 1897]

“Well informed people know it is impossible to transmit the voice over wires and that were it possible to do so, the thing would be of no practical value.”
[The Boston Post in 1865]

“Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.”
[Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949]

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