Sunday, May 27, 2007

Historical Predictions

"The telephone may be appropriate for our American cousins, but not here, because we have an adequate supply of messenger boys."
–Group of British experts, c.1900.

"The horse is here to stay, but the automobile is only a novelty."
–President of Michigan Savings Bank, 1903, advising Henry Ford's lawyer not to invest in the Ford Motor Company.

"The problem with television is that the people must sit and keep their eyes glued on a screen: the average American family hasn't time for it."
–The New York Times, 1939, reviewing a demonstration of TV.

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