[–] RevDrStrangelove 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I remember when a 486 DX2-66 was strictly for business and commerce as there was no need for a computer that fast in anyone's home, LOL. I was in the trade at that time.

[–] C_Corax 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Along with the "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." by Thomas Watson former CEO of IBM, there is a lack of sourcing if it was actually said.

However Ken Olsen co-founder of DEC actually has made a few blunders. One being, "There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home." though he later clarified that he meant as in a computer operating the house. I personally don't think my refrigerator needs a computer, so I can sort of give him a pass on that one.

The next one though! "Our attitude with TCP/IP is, 'Hey, we'll do it, but don't make a big system, because we can't fix it if it breaks -- nobody can.' TCP/IP is OK if you've got a little informal club, and it doesn't make any difference if it takes a while to fix it." Well that's the internet he's talking about!:)

[–] o0shad0o 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Guess what? Your refrigerator probably does have a computer. :-)

[–] C_Corax 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It's like 20 years old. I doubt it.

[–] 837383838 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

20,0000 leagues under the sea I belive requires around a megabyte. Bill Gates was trying to Jew right there for sure

[–] Jimmycog 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It was until Microsoft invented "BloatWare."