Never mind Critics

12.03.2004 in BumpedUpon , WriteThings

I’m just wondering whether these are the real. Get yourself amazed to know some instances where people were Deaf to Criticism and went with their Heart. Luckily for us the people from the next few examples did just that!
“Computers in the future may weigh no more than 15 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.
“But what…is it good for?” - Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM commenting on the microchip, 1968.
“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” - Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977
“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.
“The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?” - David Sarnoff’s associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.
“Who the heck wants to hear actors talk?” - Harry M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927.
“Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.” - Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895.
“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.
“Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value.” - Mrechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre.
“Everything that can be invented has been invented.” - Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899.
“Louis Pasteur’s theory of germs is ridiculous fiction.” - Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse, 1872.
“The abdomen, the chest and the brain will forever be shut from the intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon.” - Sir John Eric Ericksen, British surgeon, appointed Surgeon- Extraordinary to Queen Victoria, 1873.
“640k ought to be enough for anybody.” - Bill Gates, 1981
Huuh! Can you imagine what would have happened if the folks who heard these “expert opinions” hadn’t gone for a 2nd opinion? Never fear following your passion. What do you say?