"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
- Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943
"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
- Ken Olson (President,Chairman and Founder of Digital Equipment Corporation) at the Convention of the World Future Society in Boston in 1977
If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG.
- Bill Gates, CEO of Microsoft

"There's nobody getting rich writing software that I know of."
- Bill Gates, CEO of Microsoft
Did he honestly believe that? From an interview in 80 Microcomputing (1980).

640K ought to be enough for anybody.
-Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, 1981
There are two major products that came out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.
- Jeremy S. Anderson
Get your feet off my desk, get out of here, you stink, and we're not going to buy your product.
- Joe Keenan, President of Atari, in 1976 responding to Steve Jobs' offer to sell him rights to the new personal computer he and Steve Wozniak developed

"We will never make a 32-bit operating system."
Bill Gates (speaking at the launch of MSX in 1989).


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