Supplemental January 2023 Quotes of the Month

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January 30, 2023
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As most of you know, our Quote of the Month often has serious or deliberate overtones.  As a bit of a change-up, here are eight humorous quotes that were stunningly wrong!  Enjoy!

“Nuclear powered vacuum cleaners will probably be a reality in 10 years.”

-        Alex Lewyt, President of Lewyt Vacuum Cleaners, 1955

“We don’t like their sound and guitar music is on its way out.”

-        Decca Records Company rejecting the Beatles, 1962


“Apple Corporation is dead.”

-        Nathan Myhrvold, former CTO of Microsoft, 1997


“The computer of the future will weigh only 1.5tons.”

-        Popular Mechanics,1949

“I can assure you that data processing is a fad that will not last out the year.”

-        Editor of Business Books, Prentice Hall, 1957


“The automobile is only a novelty.”

-        The President of Michigan Savings Bank trying to discourage Henry Ford’s lawyer from investing $5,000 in Ford Motor Company. Horace Rackham ignored the advice and turned his initial investment into $12.5 Million, 1903


“I predict the internet will catastrophically collapse.”

-        Robert Metcalfe, Inventor, 1995


Telephones will never catch on.”

-        William Orton, President, Western Union, 1876

Posted on
January 30, 2023
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