Famous Computer Quotes

Here are some famous computer quotes from before they became popular:

“Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons”

Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949.

“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers”

Immortal words of Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943.

“I have traveled the length and breadth of this 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

“But what ….. is it good for”

Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip.

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home”

Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977.