What will they think of next…heated toilet seats…?
A take on then-IBM president Thomas Watson’s 1943 quote: “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” (Ken Olsen said thirty-four years later, “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”)
I won’t even get into “Nuclear-powered vacuum cleaners will probably be a reality within ten years”….
Someone did say ‘you don’t need a personal computer unless you have a home business’. HA!!!
And thus were begat Coachella, Burning Man, and Fyre Fest…
In the heyday of the mainframe computer, people were saying similar things about computers.
May 20, 2016