Saturday, October 15, 2011
Quotes to Ponder
Maybe you have a dream as an author that you think will never work; maybe it is an uncharted and unexplored marketing horizon; maybe it is something else. This could be the time to think a bit more about your conceptualization again ... as some of the folks below should have done.
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.
We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.
Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.
Radio has no future.
Lord Kelvin, Victorian physicist and President of the Royal Society, c. 1897.
Theoretically, television may be feasible, but I consider it an impossibility--a development which we should waste little time dreaming about.
Lee de Forest, 1926, inventor of the cathode ray tube.
People can have the Model T in any color...so long as it's black.
Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company. The company was forced to move with the times, introducing a choice of colors in 1925.
Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?
H. M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927.
I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.
Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943
640K ought to be enough for anybody.
Bill Gates, 1981.
We don't need you. You haven't got through college yet.
Hewlett-Packard's rejection of Steve Jobs, who went on to found Apple Computers
It will be years - not in my time - before a woman will become Prime Minister.
Margaret Thatcher, 1974.
It doesn't matter what he does, he will never amount to anything.
Albert Einstein's teacher to his father, 1895.
The future will be better tomorrow.