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Postby ollie » Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:13 am

My favourite:

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

I think we can all say, thankfully, he was wrong!
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Postby Nobber » Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:58 pm

What about this?

"Mike Saunders is smaller than I had imagined." --Nobber

I didn't give it much thought when I said it, but given the cheerful mockfest it led to, it was obviously pithier than I could have known at the time.

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Postby M-Saunders » Thu Oct 27, 2005 4:04 pm

Nobber, next time you visit the site, don't be surprised if you see a large, er, 'quote' saying "YOU ARE BANNED". Oh, and the quote may have other side-effects too, such as making the rest of the site inaccessible. And your computer exploding.


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Postby nelz » Thu Oct 27, 2005 5:58 pm

How large? Bigger than you? ;-)
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:59 pm

how about "I expect that there is a world market for about 10 or 12"
IBM president about the first IBM mainframe

EDIT just looked at this again, and saw Ollies quote. Not sure how I missed it sorry 8)
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Postby Nigel » Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:48 pm

"fortune" threw this at me today...

"There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home."
- Ken Olson, President of DEC, World Future Society Convention, 1977
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