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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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Knowledge Integration: The Practice of Knowledge Management in Small and ...

Antonie Jetter, Jeroen Kraaijenbrink, Hans-Horst Schröder, Fons Wijnhoven - Business & Economics - 2005 - 204 pages
...Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip, or "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered...communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." - Western Union's internal memo, 1876). Sure, wisdom after the fact is always easier; but - without...
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Strategic Business Planning for Accountants: Methods, Tools and Case Studies

Dimitris N. Chorafas - Business & Economics - 2006 - 632 pages
...believing in his dictum he missed the PC revolution and eventually sent DEC to the wall. 'The telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered...communication. The device is inherently of no value to us,' wrote a Western Union internal memo in 1876. 'The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value....
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Audience Response Systems in Higher Education: Applications and Cases ...

Banks, David - Education - 2006 - 423 pages
...Central Railroad, warning his nephew about investing in Henry Ford's new company. "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered...communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." — Western Union memo, 1877 "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." — Ken...
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Researching Information Systems and Computing

Briony J Oates - Business & Economics - 2006 - 341 pages
...is a world wide market for maybe five computers. (Thomas Watson, Chairman IBM, 1943) 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) But what is it good for? (Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems...
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Forecasting for the Pharmaceutical Industry: Models for New Product and In ...

Arthur G. Cook - Medical - 2006 - 141 pages
...tried to predict the future ... and have continually failed to do so with any accuracy: The telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered...communication. The device is inherently of no value to us. Western Union internal memo, 1876 People will tire of talkers. Talking is no substitute for the good...
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Invisible Engines: How Software Platforms Drive Innovation and Transform ...

David S. Evans, Andrei Hagiu, Richard Schmalensee - Business & Economics - 2008 - 408 pages
...enough to make those features attractive to users, sales took off. Ba-BA-Ba-BAAAAH 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 1 INSIDE THIS CHAPTER • The complex structure of the mobile...
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Paramedic Pearls of Wisdom

Guy H. Haskell - Medical - 2005 - 520 pages
...obvious or overlooked problems. Section 3 CHAPTER 15 Communications and Documentation 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 At the completion of this unit, the paramedic student will be...
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Management of Industrial Cleaning Technology and Processes

John Durkee - Technology & Engineering - 2006 - 288 pages
...mineral-free water, deionized (DI) water. ultiple Stage Cleaning ith any Cleaning Technology This 'telephone 'has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered...communication. The device is inherently of no value to us260 Un-rinsed parts from any cleaning stage may be rinsed with rinse fluid previously used. Here,...
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Shake That Brain: How to Create Winning Solutions and Have Fun While You're ...

Joel Saltzman - Business & Economics - 2006 - 240 pages
...never stopped. Telephone? No direct practical application. —The Telegrapher, industry journal, 1870s [T]oo many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. —Western Union Memo, 1876 Computer? I think there is a world market for maybe five computers. —Thomas...
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Annual Review of Broadband Communications

International Engineering Consortium - Business & Economics - 2005 - 193 pages
...humans are poor predictors of the future. In 1876, the position of Western Union was that the "telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communications." Warner Brothers in 1927 said, "Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?" Ken Olson,...
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