The most famous categorical statements

The most famous categorical statements

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1. Stones from the sky can not fall, they have nowhere to take it! (Paris Academy of Sciences on meteorites, 1772)

2. In the future, computers will weigh no more than 1.5 tons. (Popular Mechanics magazine, 1949)

3. I think that in the global market we will find the demand for five computers. (Thomas Watson - Director of IBM, 1943)

4. I traveled this country far and wide, communicated with the smartest people and I can assure you that data processing is just a fad, the fashion for which will last no more than a year. (editor of the publishing house Prentice Hall, 1957)

5. But, what ... might be useful in this thing? (a question on the discussion of the creation of a microchip in the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968)

6. No one may need to have a computer in their home. (Ken Olson - Founder and President of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977)

7. A device such as a telephone has too many flaws to be considered as a means of communication. Therefore, I believe that this invention has no value. (from discussions at Western Union in 1876)

8. This music box without wires can have no commercial value.Who will pay for messages that are not intended for any private person? (David Sarnov’s business partners in response to his proposal to invest in a radio project, 1920)

9. The concept is interesting and well framed. But, in order for an idea to start working, it must contain common sense. (Prof. Yale University in response to Fred Smith's proposal on the organization of fast delivery service; Fred Smith will become the founder of the delivery service of Federal Express Corp.)

11. Yes, who the hell are interested in talking actors? (Warner Brothers reaction to the use of sound in cinema, 1927)

12. We do not like their sound and, in general, the guitar quartets are yesterday. (Decca Recording Co., which rejected the recording of the album of The Beatles, in 1962)

13. Aircraft heavier than air impossible! (Lord Kelvin - physicist, president of the Royal Scientific Society - in 1895)

14. Professor Goddard does not understand the relationship between action and reaction, he does not know that conditions that are necessary for a reaction are more suitable than a vacuum. It seems that the professor is experiencing an acute lack of basic knowledge, which is taught in high school. (An editorial in the New York Times devoted to the revolutionary work of Robert Goddard on the subject of creating a rocket,1921)

15. Drilling land for oil? Do you mean that you need to drill the earth in order to find oil? You're crazy. (response to the project of Edwin Drake in 1859)

16. Airplanes are interesting toys, but they do not represent any military value. (Marshal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy at the Academy of the General Staff of France)

17. Everything that could be invented has already been invented. (Charles Dewell - Special Representative of the US Patent Office, 1899)

18. The theory of Louis Pasteur about microbes is a ridiculous fantasy. (Pierre Pache - Professor of Psychology, University of Toulouse, 1872)

19. The stomach, chest and brain will always be closed to the invasion of a wise and humane surgeon. (Sir John Erik Eriksen - British doctor appointed by the chief surgeon of Queen Victoria, 1873)

20. 640 kilobytes of memory should be enough for everyone. (Bill Gates, 1981)

21. 100 million dollars - too much price for Microsoft.

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  • The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

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    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements

    The most famous categorical statements