Saturday, June 23, 2007


Have you ever noticed that experts are often wrong? Here's some good examples....

"Everything that can be invented has been invented."
Charles Duell, head of the U.S. Patent Office, 1899

"X rays are a hoax."
Lord Kelvin, physicist, 1900

"The chemical purity of the air is of no importance."
L.Erskine Hill, lecturer in physiology at London Hospital, 1912

"The radio craze will die out in time."
Thomas Edison, 1922

"While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially I consider it an impossibility."
Lee DeForest, inventor of the Audion tube, 1926

"(By 1940) the relativity theory will be considered a joke."
George Francis Gilette, American engineer, 1929

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

"The Bomb will never go off, and I speak as an expert in explosives."
Admiral William D. Leahy, advising President Truman on the U.S. atom-bomb project, 1945

"Space travel is utter bilge."
Richard van der Riet Wooley, on assuming the post of British Astronomer Royal, 1956

"There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home."
Ken Olson, president of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

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