A mite overconfident
Date: Sun, 8 May 94 23:21:55 PDT
Subject: A mite overconfident
[If you can't believe in yourself, who can you believe in? -psl]
Forwarded-by: email@example.com (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