Joke: Wet Blankets Through History #2!!!
*** "I think there's a world market for about five computers." Thomas J Watson, Chairman of the Board, IBM.
*** "Professor Goddard does not know the relation between action and reaction and the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react. He seems to lack the basic knowledge ladled out daily in high schools." 1921 New York Times editorial about Robert Goddard's revolutionary rocket work.
*** "Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You're crazy." Drillers who Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil in 1859.
*** "The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives." Admiral William Leahy, US Atomic Bomb Project.
*** "This fellow Charles Lindbergh will never make it. He's doomed." Harry Guggenheim, millionaire aviation enthusiast.
*** "Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau." Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University, 1929.
*** "Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value." Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre.
*** "Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances." Dr. Lee De Forest, inventor of the vacuum tube and father of television.
*** "Everything that can be invented has been invented." Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899.
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