“Difficulties increase the nearer we approach the goal.”
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Imagine if these people had given up how different life would be today….
“Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances.”
–Dr. Lee DeForest, “Father of Radio & Grandfather of Television.”
“The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives.”
–Admiral William Leahy, US Atomic Bomb Project
“There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom.”
–Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923
“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.”
–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?” commenting on the microchip.
–Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968
“640K ought to be enough for anybody.”
–Bill Gates, 1981
Amazing isn’t it?
Until tomorrow, stick with what you believe is right – don’t let someone else extinguish your flame.