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"Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value" - Marshall Ferdinand Foch, French military strategist and WWI commander, 1911
"Nobody fears that a Japanese fleet could deal an unexpected blow on our Pacific possessions...radio makes surprise impossible." Joseph Daniels, Former U.S. Secretary of the Navy, October 16, 1922
"Believe me, Germany is unable to wage war." Former British Prime Minister David Lloyd George, August 1, 1934
"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?" Harry M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927
"Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau" Irving Fisher, Profesor of Economics, Yale University, October 17, 1929.
"There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home." Kenneth Olsen, President and Founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977
"Groups of guitars are on their way out." Deccar Records, 1962, rejecting the Beatles.
"Television won't be able to hold on to any market it captures after six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box." Darryl F. Zanuck, head of 20th Century Fox, 1946
"For the majority of people, tobacco has a beneficial effect." Newsweek Magazine, November 18, 1963
"An AIDS vaccine should be ready for testing in about two years." Margaret Heckler, head of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, April 24, 1984
-- thinkIcan (thinkIcan@make.it), October 13, 1999
Your smile for the day.
-- thinkIcan (thinkIcan@make.it), October 13, 1999.
In my opinion....
AIDS + CANCER -------- = population control
What if Heckler was right?
just a random tought.
-- Cory Hill (email@example.com), October 13, 1999.
But the question is, how many people shared those opinions? Were there MANY people who believed as they did?
Knowing the answer to that would shed better light on the value of these quotes with regard to whether the pollies might be right or wrong.
-- history (firstname.lastname@example.org'tknow), October 13, 1999.
well, these are the dolts how are supposed to know. What would any one of them have said about y2k?
"Don't worry, everything is under control"
-- Bob P (email@example.com), October 13, 1999.