Friday, January 18, 2008

A reminder to dream big

Fr. John Malloy reminds us to set our hopes high with a list of statements that remind us that humans frequently do what was once thought impossible.

"Who in their right mind would ever need more than 640k of ram!?"
-- Bill Gates, 1981

"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
-- Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
-- Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

"I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won't last out the year."
-- The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957

See the rest here.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Such a small world . . . Father Malloy married us two years ago in San Francisco! He was a great priest and such a funny, fun personality. I'm going to be saving this link; I used to always love reading his column in our church's bulletin (St.'s Peter and Paul) and he was never one to mince words!