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Bust all Myths

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Bust all Myths

  1. 1. Bust All Myths! Sreekanth Jayanti
  2. 2. “Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? Youre crazy.” -- Workers whom Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to drill for oil, 1859
  3. 3. “Louis Pasteurs theory of germs is ridiculous fiction.” -- Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse, 1872
  4. 4. “The telephone has too many short comings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is of no inherent value to us.” - A memo at Western Union, 1876. “The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys.” -- Sir William Preece, chief engineer of the British Post Office, 1876.
  5. 5. “Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.” -- Lord Kelvin, President, Royal Society, 1895“Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value.” -- Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Prof. of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre. “There will never be a bigger plane built.” -- A Boeing engineer, after first flight of 247, a twin engine plane that holds ten people.
  6. 6. “The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a novelty – a fad.” -- President of Morgan Savings Bank to lawyers of Ford Motor Co., 1903.
  7. 7. “The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?” -- David Sarnoffs associates in response to urgings for investment in the radio, 1920s.
  8. 8. “Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?” - H. M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927.“The cinema is little more than a fad. It’s canned drama. What audiences really want to see is flesh and blood on the stage.” - Charlie Chaplin, 1916.
  9. 9. “A rocket will never be able to leave the Earth’s atmosphere.” -- New York Times, 1936
  10. 10. “I think there is a world market for may be five computers.” -- Thomas Watson, Chairman, IBM, 1943“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” -- Ken Olson, President, DEC, 1977
  11. 11. “We dont like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.” -- Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.
  12. 12. “With over 50 foreign cars already on sale here, the Japanese auto industry isnt likely to carve out a big slice of the U.S. market.” -- Business Week, August 2, 1968.
  13. 13. “Hey, we dont need you. You havent got through college yet.” – HP Execs to Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniaks personal computer
  14. 14. “While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially it is an impossibility.” -- Lee DeForest, inventor.
  15. 15. BUST ALL MYTHS!Sreekanth Jayanti