Sunday, July 15, 2012

Silly Sunday

Are you funny? If so, please join in at Silly Sunday, co-hosted by Rhonda of Kibitz Spot and Laugh Quotes and Sandee of Comedy Plus. Rhonda is on a big adventure traveling the world until December 2, 2012. For more information about Silly Sunday click HERE.

The rules are simple:
  • Post anything funny or silly on your blog.
  • Add your link on the Silly Sunday linky below.
  • If you want more laughs – read some of the other Silly Sunday posts.
Bad Predictions

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

"Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vacuum tubes and weigh only 1.5 tons." -- Popular Mechanics, 1949

"I have traveled 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 the year. -- The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957.

"But it good for?" -- Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip.

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." -- Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977.

"640K ought to be enough for anybody." -- Attributed to Bill Gates, 1981, but believed to be an urban legend.

"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.

"The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys." -- Sir William Henry Preece, chief engineer of the British Post Office, 1876.

"The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?" -- David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.

"While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially it is an impossibility." -- Lee De Forest, inventor.

Silly Sunday Participants
1. bethere2day
2. Woodsterman
3. Laugh Quotes
4. Kibitz Spot
5. Comedy Plus
6. Lauren
7. Catch My Words ♥
8. Bearman
9. Ann
10. Barb
11. Marg
12. Empress Bee
13. Stephen Hayes
14. Jean(ie)
15. Ivanhoe
16. Ron Russell
17. Crack You Whip
18. Judy
19. Rocks
20. Jim


  1. It just shows you how stupid some people are LOL :-)

  2. So that means human flight and time travel IS still possible!!

  3. and lucky for us there were people who did not listen to these predictions.

  4. If you build it, they WILL come! hahaha!

    Happy Sunday, Sandee! big hugs xoxo

  5. Just imagine what is coming next. Kind of scary. Just really glad I was in the era of computers. It sure is fun if only I knew how to operate them a little better. Take care Sandee and have a super Sunday.

  6. A lot of short sightedness going on there.

  7. wow, that's amazing! i can't even imagine my life without my computer now...

    hugs, bee

  8. Fun to read how wrong great minds have been over the years. Kinda makes me feel not so dumb. Especially when I could have invested in computers way back when and didn't.

  9. Isn't it funny how times have changed? No limits!

  10. True pioneers of our time. It sucks to be wrong in print.

  11. Boy, did the times proved them wrong :)
    Enjoy your Sunday, Sandee!
    Hugs from very humid Ohio,

  12. Most inventions however, are absolute failures and its only in hindsight that we see the folly or success of what once was just on paper.

  13. I invested in an up and coming computer manufacturer, became nervous and pulled out.

    Their stock skyrocketed the next week. I could be sitting in Tahiti right now...

  14. LOL! These persons got it so wrong!:) I hope your week is off to a good start Sandee!

  15. And they were all wrong :)

    Hope you had a good weekend Sandee!!

  16. I remember some of those. Good thing RCA didn't listen to David Sarnoff. LOL

  17. I shared these with everyone in the room then left while forgetting to leave a comment. These are great. Thanks!


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