Thu, 27 Mar 1997 19:24:12 +1100 (EST)
Chris Connolly writes:
> Bernard Robertson wrote:
> >Most of the predictions made by techies and scientists turn out to be so far
> >off the mark that it becomes funny. Unfortunately the techies and scientists
> >do not read history, even the history of their own disciplines, so they do
> >not learn from the mistakes of others.
Arthur C Clarke said:
"if a respected and renowned scientist says something is impossible,
then he is almost surely wrong."
The converse to Clarke's Law is:
"If a respected and renowned scientist says something is possible,
he is almost surely right."
> "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
> (Popular Mechanics, 1949)
> Of course this last visionary statement is (technically) correct.
You forgot the infamous
"640k is enough for anybody"
(Big Bad Bill)
defghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz: What? No ABC?
Rachel Polanskis Kingswood, Greater Western Sydney, Australia
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