I Told You So
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 93 10:20:19 PDT
Subject: I Told You So
From: Daniel.Steinberg@Eng.Sun.COM (Daniel Steinberg)
[Excerpt from Seybold Digital Media, quoted from an Internet message]
Danny Hillis, founder of Thinking Machines, had the following
I went to my first computer conference at the New York Hilton
about 20 years ago. When somebody there predicted the market
for microprocessors would eventually be in the millions,
someone else said, "Where are they all going to go? It's not
like you need a computer in every doorknob!"
Years later, I went back to the same hotel. I noticed the room
keys had been replaced by electronic cards you slide into slots
in the doors.
There was a computer in every doorknob.
© 1993 Peter Langston