Famous Computer Quotes

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Now, I cannot vouch for the validity of these quotes but stumbled on them the other day.  I had stored them off in 2000.  Enjoy!

“I feel that there is a world market for as many as five computers”  –  Thomas Watson, IBM corp. – 1943

“Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in  the future by the year 2000, may have only 1,000 vacuum tubes and weigh only 1.5 tons.”  –  Popular Mechanics, March 1949

“There is no reason why anyone would want a computer in their home.”  –  Ken Olson, DEC, 1977

“640K ought to be enough for anyone.”  –  Bill Gates, 1981

“I took the initiative in creating the Internet”  –  Vice President Al Gore, 1999

Wirth’s Law: Software gets slower faster than Hardware gets faster!

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