jeudi, décembre 03, 2009

Innovation Quotes: expert wisdom

From: "1486 many centuries after the Creation it is unlikely that anyone could find hitherto unknown lands of any value.
Committee advising King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain regarding a proposal by Christopher Columbus."

To:"1981 640K ought to be enough for anybody.
Bill Gates"

Incorrect predictions @ wikipedia

Famous Authoritative Pronouncements

"The horse is here to stay, but the automobile is a novelty - a fad" A banker advising Henry Ford's lawyer not to invest in the Ford Motor Co.

"If I had asked my customers what they wanted, they'd have asked for a faster horse." Henry Ford

"Television won't be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night." Darryl F. Zanuck

"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?" Harry M. Warner, Warner Bros Pictures, 1927

"Everything that can be invented has been invented." Charles H. Duell was the commissioner of the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 1899 (seems to be apocryphal, but anyway...)