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" telephone" has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us. "
The Big Book of Duh: A Bathroom Book - Page 34
by Bob Fenster - 2007 - 352 pages
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Computer Networking Essentials

Debra Littlejohn Shinder - Computers - 2001 - 735 pages
...of the early computer age. In 1 876 an internal memo at Western Union stated that "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered...communication. The device is inherently of no value to us" (www.isbc.com/isbc/business/wisdom.cfm), Despite that attitude, there were more than 50,000 telephone...
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Leadership in the Library and Information Science Professions: Theory and ...

Mark Winston - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 198 pages
...to build a shared understanding among the library staff. THE EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES This 'telephone ' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered...communication. The device is inherently of no value to us, (Western Union internal memo, 1876) Trust in Allah, but tether your camel. (Arab proverb) Scarcely...
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Making Innovation Happen

Michael Morgan - Creative ability in business - 2001 - 150 pages
...home.' Ken Olson, President, Chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp, 1977. 'This "telephone" has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered...communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.' Western Union internal memo, 1876. 'The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who...
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Making Waves: New Serials Landscapes in a Sea of Change : Proceedings of the ...

North American Serials Interest Group. Conference, P. Michelle Fiander, Joseph C. Harmon, Lynne F. Griffin - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 472 pages
...Office of Patents, 1899). • "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." (Western Union internal memo, 1876). • "1 have traveled the length and breadth of this country and...
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Intuition: Its Powers and Perils

David G. Myers - Psychology - 2008 - 336 pages
...out." Decca Records, in turning down a recording contract with the Beatles in 1962 "The 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered...communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." Western Union memo concerning Alexander Graham Bell's patent in 1876 started as the result of a mistaken...
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Online-Distribution: Implikationen elektronischer Märkte für Strukturen ...

Bernd Paschelke, Arnd Roselieb - Electronic commerce - 2002 - 496 pages
...Fehleinschätzungen, von Whinston ua7 zusammengefasst, verdeutlichen diese Aussage: • „1876: This ,telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered...communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.' Western Union internal memo. • 1920: ,The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value....
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Governance.com: Democracy in the Information Age

Elaine C. Kamarck, Joseph S. Nye - Political Science - 2004 - 204 pages
...unsolicired e-mail spam with the following quorations: — "This 'relephone' has too many shorrcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." — Wesrern Union inrernal memo, 1876 — "Heavier-than-ait flying machines ate impossible." — Lord...
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Webmasters Guide To The Wireless Internet

Syngress - Computers - 2001 - 608 pages
...expand upon. Commenting on the invention of the telephone in 1876, Western Union said "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication." Who could have predicted that the humble telephone would throw off its wire shackles and empower people...
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I Believe in Music: Life Experiences and Thoughts on the Future of ...

Ikutar_ Kakehashi - Music - 2002 - 300 pages
...Of Wisdom?" were printed on the six sides of the box that contained the present. 1) "The telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication." — Western Union internal memo, 1876 2) "Everything that can be invented has been invented." — Charles...
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A Knight's Code of Business: How to Achieve Character and Competence in the ...

Gene Del Vecchio - Business & Economics - 2003 - 245 pages
...competence, expertise, and passion, but they lacked the vision to dream. Some examples: "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered...communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." — Western Union internal memo, 1876 "/ have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked...
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