There's an urban legend that Bill Gates once said, "640-K ought to be enough for anybody."
But just because he wasn't shortsighted enough to say something that ridiculous doesn't mean other people haven't whiffed on some pretty big ones. Let's start the week with some of the most failed attempts at playing Nostradamus.
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6. "Well-informed people know that it is impossible to transmit the human voice over wires as may be done with dots and dashes of Morse code, and that, were it possible to do so, the thing would be of no practical value."
—Unidentified Boston Newspaper in the 1800s
7. “The phonograph has no commercial value at all.”
8. "People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.”