The Evolution Of Computing

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  1. Shiwen

    Shiwen Well-Known Member

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    "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." Thomas Watson, 1943

    "But what...is it good for?" Engineer, Advanced Computing Systrems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip

    "I have travelled the length and breadth of theis country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won't last out the year." The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957

    "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp, 1977

    "640K ought to be enough for anybody." Bill Gates, 1981

    "I think Windows 3.0 will get a lot of attention; people will check it out, and before long they'll all drift back to raw DOS. Once in a while they'll boot Windows for some specific purpose, but many will put it in the closet with the Commodore 64." John Dvorak, 1990

    "So we went to Atari and said, 'Hey, we've got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, what do you think about funding us? Or we'l give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary; we'll come work for you.' And they said, No.' So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, 'Hey, we don't need you. You haven't gotten through college yet." Apple Computer Inc founder Steven Jobs on attempts to get Atari and HP interested in his and Steve Wozniak's personal computer in 1976
     
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    "640K ought to be enough for anybody." Bill Gates, 1981

    Gotta love that one...lol!
     
  3. Ice92888

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    Lol... can't possibly imagine back then what today's achievement was way beyond what they said especially thr "680k ought to be enough for everybody".
     
  4. Equivalent Exchange

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    yeah, we can store a whole half a render on it :rofl:
     
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    Hah, maybe if you are using a lower quality render. :P
     
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    LOL
    This one rox
     
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    I dont think so.....
     
  8. Shiwen

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    They're hippies!......
     
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    Rofl nice quotes, where'd you find them?
     
  10. Anti-Hero

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    lol at this topic :)
     
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    You always have to love this stuff. I don't think I would have invested either :/
     
  12. Anti-Hero

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    its ozzy or is that a girl?
     
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    "I got to own you, lust like I did before and I hunt you down untill you leave the web!" CompuNick 2006

    roflmao
     
  14. Shiwen

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    I got the quotes from a computer magazine I was reading...
     
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    that photo still cracks me up. going to have to print it lol
     

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