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8 Spectacularly Wrong Predictions About Computers & The Internet


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#1 Broni

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 03:35 PM

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3. Ken Olsen, 1977
There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.

- Ken Olsen, 1977


4. Bill Gates, 1989
We will never make a 32-bit operating system.

- Bill Gates, 1989


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Posted 23 March 2011 - 04:14 PM

6. John Allen, 1993

One would think that if you’re anonymous, you’d do anything you want, but groups have their own sense of community and what we can do.


I think this one is disingenuous. He was talking about the way the internet was at the time. Not the foul-mouthed, petulant teenaged angst cesspool it's become :P

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 07:55 PM

Lol I enjoy this one by Bill Gates, that is hillarious, I wish it would have happend though.. :)

7. Bill Gates, 2004

Spam will be a thing of the past in two years’ time.


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Posted 23 March 2011 - 10:30 PM

I dont think spam will ever go away :(

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:50 PM

1. Popular Mechanics, 1949

Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.

- Popular Mechanics, 1949


This one is kinda conservative, but somewhat correct.

Edited by MegaDan5, 28 March 2011 - 03:51 PM.


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Posted 28 March 2011 - 07:39 PM

Lol I enjoy this one by Bill Gates, that is hillarious, I wish it would have happend though.. :)

7. Bill Gates, 2004

Spam will be a thing of the past in two years’ time.

And he's the one who has to hire a team to clean his inbox. That makes it all the more hilarious. xD




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