I Know You Do Not Have a Computer
Did you know that people said these comments about computer technology not too long ago…
“Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.” — Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949
“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” — Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943
“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 what … is 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
“So we went to Atari and said, ‘Hey, we’ve got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we’ll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we’ll come work for you.’ And they said, ‘No.’ So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, ‘Hey, we don’t need you. You haven’t got through college yet.’” — Apple Computer Inc. founder Steve Jobs on attempts to get Atari and H-P interested in his and Steve Wozniak’s personal computer.
This about the phone…
“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.
Now look where we are with technology. People can’t live without their phones and computers keep the world moving. Look at the new MacBook, it weighs 2.03 lbs. In the beginning, a computer would take up a floor in a building. What if we had listened to all those people with zero vision??
Today we are looking at energy sources. Changes must be made. Can you imagine a presidential candidate in 2015 putting this in his platform…
An advocate of the Keystone XL Pipeline, the Kentucky senator has called for bolstering the oil and gas industry. — Yahoo! Finance, Leslie Larson
The US has been the leader in technology. We have the chance to be a leader again. Think of the jobs….can you imagine?
Use your imagination America…look to the future….stop living in a dark and dirty world relying on the Middle East or destroying our country. Let’s get this show on the road!!!! If we commit now, we can go far. Just look at computer technology!