Things That Will Never Happen !!
                                                              Our true enemy is tunnel vision
                     

1: "Everything that can be invented has been invented,"
    --
said Commissioner Charles H. Duell as he recommended the closing of the patent office 1899.
2: "Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances.
        --Dr. Lee DeForest, "Father of Radio & Grandfather of Television."
3: "The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives."
        --Admiral William Leahy, US Atomic Bomb Project
4:  "There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom."
        --Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923
5:  "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
        --Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949
6:  "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
        --Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943
7:  "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
8:   "But what .. is it good for?" commenting on the microchip.
        --Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968
9:   "640K ought to be enough for anybody."
        --Bill Gates, 1981
10: "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of
communication.            The device is inherently of no value to us,"
         --Western Union internal memo, 1876.
11: "The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to
nobody in particular"
         --in response to urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s. David Sarnoff' Associates.  
12:  "The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C', the idea must be
feasible,"
         -- A Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight
delivery                       service. (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)
13:  "I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falls on his face, not Gary Cooper,"
         --Gary Cooper on his decision not to take the leading role in Gone With The Wind.
14:  "A cookie store is a bad idea. Besides, the market research reports say America likes crispy cookies,
not         soft and chewy cookies like you make,"
         -- Response to Debbi Fields' idea of starting Mrs. Fields' Cookies.
15:  "We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out,"
         -- Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.
16:  "Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible,"
         -- Lord Kelvin, president Royal Society, 1895.
17:  "If I had thought about it, I wouldn't have done the experiment. The literature was full of examples
that              said you can't do this,"
         -- Spencer Silver on the work that led to the unique adhesives for 3-M "Post-It" Notepads.
18:  "Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You're crazy,"
         -- Drillers who Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil, 1859.
19:  "Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau."
         -- Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University , 1929.
20:  "Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value,"
         -- Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre, France .
21:  "The super computer is technologically impossible. It would take all of the water that flows over Niagara
  Falls to cool the heat generated by the number of vacuum tubes required.
"                                                         
-- Professor of Electrical Engineering, New York University.
22:  "I don't know what use any one could find for a machine that would make copies of documents. It
certainly          couldn't be a feasible business by itself.
         --The head of IBM, refusing to back the idea, forcing the inventor to found Xerox.
23:  "Louis Pasteur's theory of germs is ridiculous fiction."
         -- Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse, 1872.
24:   "The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut from the intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon,"
         -- Sir John Eric Ericksen, British surgeon, appointed Surgeon-Extraordinary to Queen Victoria 1873.
25:  "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
         -- Ken Olson, president, chairman, founder of Digital Equipment Corp. 1977.
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