I haven’t posted in a few days, been busy with life 😉
I did want to post a list of famous (sarcastic) quotes that I found on a Pattaya news website a while back. I thought they were really cute….
Thirteen famous predictions
by Barrie Kenyon
1. Computers in the future may weigh more than 1.5 tons. (Popular Mechanics 1949)
Man were these guys short-sighted.
2. We don’t like their sound and guitar music is on the way out. (Decca Recording Company rejecting the Beatles 1962)
To think, this is the greatest rock band prior to Silly Fools.
3. The abdomen, the chest and brain will always be off limits to surgeons. (Surgeon General to Queen Victoria 1873)
Said only 100 years ago, kinda frightening.
4. Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau. (Professor of Economics Yale University 1929)
Month’sbefore the stock market crash that caused the great depression.
5. The advent of water tight compartments has all but removed the threat from mid ocean collisions. (White Star Line 1911)
6. The telephone has too many shortcomings and is unnecessary for companies with a full
complement of messenger boys. (Western Union Internal Memo 1876)
Was this guy ever fired you think?
7. Data processing is a fad that won’t last a year. (Editor of Business Books Prentice Hall Publishing 1957)
Quite an industry now, seems they may have been drinking.
8. I can assure you that our naval signals are immune to code breakers. (Admiral Donitz to the Japanese ambassador 1942)
Another one proven untrue in WWII.
9. But what is a microchip good for? (IBM Engineer 1968)
Coming from IBM??
10. Seriously to suggest salt and vinegar or beef flavored potato chips is like maintaining that bingo is here to stay. (Marketing Adviser to Smith’s Crisps 1969)
Salt and Vinegar is one of the hottest selling flavors of potato chips in the US, and people still play bingo weekly here.
11. Everything that can be invented has been invented. (Commissioner of US Office of Patents 1899)
Before the Airplane, Rockets, Computers, Velcro and Rollerblades. I mean how much do we even use from the 19th century? 5555
12. 640K ought to be enough for anybody. (Bill Gates 1981)
My computer has 1,528,000 to his 640.
13. The threat of AIDS will have wiped out prostitution as we know it by the end of the century. (Public Health Professor on Larry King Live 1986).
So sad, the only one with a decent hint of truth. We could only wish it could have turned out that way.
I found the letter Kevin wrote to his teacher but he sitting behind me now, so I can’t pull it out and copy. He would just get shy and embarrased. So I will post it next Blog for sure!!!