5 Serious Things You Will Totally Laugh at Today

Things important figures like Bill Gates and Thomas Watson (IBM President) have said in the past

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1. “Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.”

This statement was made by Irving Fisher, a professor of economics at Yale University. Think about all the credibility on the line. And do you know what year this was? The 2000s? The 1980s? The 1950s? Well, all that is wrong. It was in 1929.

2. “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”

What the heck?! Five computers, world market!

3. “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”

Seriously? No reason anyone would want a computer in their own home? How about in their own pockets? This was said by Ken Olsen, President, chairman, and founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, in 1977.

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

Don’t be deceived by how this sounds. It is just as hilarious as the others. It is saying that advancement in science will bring the weight of computers down to 1.5 tons in the future. Did you read that? “…in the future”. Okay, who said this?

5. “640K ought to be enough for anybody.”

Who said this? You should be able to guess this right. The incredible Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft. Just in case you are wondering, 640K was 640KB (KB as in Kilobytes). Just one of the pictures on my phone is heavier than that.

I think that the future generation will laugh at the idea that people once owned cars that they drive themselves around in

The keywords here are ‘owned’, ‘cars’ (plural), and ‘drive themselves around’.

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