Fun_People Archive
8 May
A mite overconfident

Date: Sun,  8 May 94 23:21:55 PDT
To: Fun_People
Subject: A mite overconfident

[If you can't believe in yourself, who can you believe in?  -psl]

Forwarded-by: (Henry Cate)

"I think there's a world market for about 5 computers."
	- Thomas J. Watson, Chairman of the Board, IBM (around 1948)

"The bomb will never go off.  I speak as an expert in explosives."
	- Admiral William Leahy, US Atomic Bomb Project

"This fellow Charles Lindbergh will never make it.  He's doomed."
	- Harry Guggenheim, millionaire aviation enthusiast

"Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau."
	- Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University,
	  five days before the Crash of 1929.

"Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value."
	- Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy,
	  Ecole Superieure de Guerre

"Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances."
	- Dr. Lee De Forest

"Everything that can be invented has been invented."
	- Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, US Patent Office, 1899.

    I've been told lots of things by [fortune-tellers], but I've never
been told that I was a plainclothes policewoman about to arrest them.
	- from the memoirs of a New York policewoman

[=] © 1994 Peter Langston []