'I think there is a world market for maybe five computers'
- Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943
'While a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 10000 vacuum tubes and weighs
30 tons, computers of the future may have only 1000 vacuum tubes and weigh only
'I have travelled 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
- Editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957
'But what... is it good for?'
- Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems division of IBM, commenting
on the microchip, 1968
'There is no reason why anyone would want a computer in the home'
- Ken Olson, Present, Chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corporation,
'640K should be enough for anybody'
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