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#7

I have no personal knowledge of computers


#8

In 1943, the chairman of a major company said, "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."

In 1977, the founder of an electronics company said, "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."


(Edited to correct typos.)

Edited: 8 Aug 2011, 11:19 p.m.


#9

In all fairness, there probably wasn't a market for more than around five computers of the type that could be built in 1943.


#10

You are probably right - one in the U.S., one in Great Britain (they both had them), one in USSR, one in Germany, and one in Japan (they wished they had them).


#11

Germany had computers, Konrad Zuse was bulding electro-mechanical computers in Germany starting in the early 1940s.

#12

Quote:
In 1977, the founder of an electronics company said, "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."

Back in those days we had a saying about the use of personal computers

"Computers; O.K. for aerospace, but not safe around the house."


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