251

"Ich denke, dass es einen Weltmarkt für vielleicht fünf Computer gibt."

Thomas J. Watson Senior, Gründer von IBM, 1943
241

"E-Mails sind ein absolut unverkaufbares Produkt."

Ian Sharp, Sharp Associates, 1979
221

"Eine erstaunliche Erfindung (das Telefon).
Aber wer sollte sie jemals benutzen wollen."

US-Präsident R.B. Hayes

211

"We will never make a 32-bit operating system."

Bill Gates, Microsoft, 1989
181

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."

Ken Olsen, Digital Equipment Corp (DEC), 1977
162

"Facebook ist doch nur ein Verzeichnis im Web!"

Rupert Murdoch, Medienmogul und Besitzer von MySpace, 2008
171

"640 KB sollten genug für jedermann sein."

Bill Gates, Microsoft, 1981

152

"Computer der Zukunft werden nicht mehr als 1,5 Tonnen wiegen."

Popular Mechanics, 1949
141

"I predict the Internet will soon go spectacularly supernova and
in 1996 catastrophically collapse."

Robert Metcalfe (the inventor of Ethernet), Dez. 1995 in Inforworld
132

"There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share."

Steve Ballmer, Former Microsoft CEO, 2007
122

"Cellular phones will absolutely not replace local wire systems."

Martin Cooper, developer of the first handheld cellphone, 1981
115

"But what...is it good for?"

Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip
104

"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."

Editor of Prentice Hall business books, 1957
94

"I believe OS/2 is destined to be the most important operating system, and possibly program, of all time."

Bill Gates, 1987
84

"Two years from now, spam will be solved"

Bill Gates, 2004 World Economic Forum
74

"Next Christmas the iPod will be dead, finished, gone, kaput."

Sir Alan Sugar (founder of Amstrad), 2005
64

"The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not.
We have plenty of messenger boys."

Sir William Preece, chief engineer, British Post Office, 1876
53

"Apple [is] a chaotic mess without a strategic vision and certainly no future."

TIME, February 5, 1996
35

"Remote shopping, while entirely feasible, will flop"

Time magazine, 1968.
114

"There´s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share."

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, 2007.




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