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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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Stress Testing for Risk Control Under Basel II

Dimitris N. Chorafas - Business & Economics - 2011 - 360 pages
...some other examples of misjudgement by experts and by companies for which they work. 'This telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered...communication. The device is inherently of no value to us', stated a Western Union internal memo in 1876. Seven decades later, in 1949, the New York Times commented,...
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Managing Energy Costs: A Behavioral and Non-technical Approach

John Eggink - Psychology - 2007 - 274 pages
...of similar business examples that ended in failure due to obstinacy of this kind: 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. While developing the technology behind the laser, American Physicist...
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Real Estate Presentations that Make Millions

Jim Remley - Business & Economics - 2007 - 251 pages
...$100,000! Western Union's president, William Orton, responded to the proposal by saying, "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered...communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." He rejected the offer. His FEAR of something new, a device that would go on to replace the telegraph,...
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Different Engines: How Science Drives Fiction and Fiction Drives Science

M. Brake, N. Hook - Fiction - 2007 - 250 pages
...second millennium. Ubiquity of computing A Western Union memo of 1876 remarked that, 'This "telephone" has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered...communication. The device is inherently of no value to us'21. Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, commented in 1943: 'I think there is maybe a world market for...
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I Fail to Miss Your Point

Jim O'Bryon - Religion - 2007 - 488 pages
...out daily in high school." 08. "The telephone has too many shortcomings to be considered seriously as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." (Western Union, Internal Memo, 1895) 09. "Heavier than air flying machines are impossible." (Lord Kelvin,...
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Science Facts

Glen Vecchione - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2007 - 352 pages
...useless. In 1 876, a memo that circulated among top executives at Western Union stated: "The telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication." Alexander Graham Bell advised Mark Twain to invest $5,000 in the telephone. Twain declined, saying...
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S.a.m.

Ozy Alvarado - 2007 - 180 pages
...Star 135 The Box 145 CasaDeDios 157 Come, Lord Jesus 169 Predictions of the Present "The telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication." Western Union Executive, 1876 "Heavier-than-air flying machines are not possible." Lord Kelvin, 1895...
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Brain Fitness: A Recipe for Feeding Your Child's Dreams and Unlocking Their ...

Simon Evans - Health & Fitness - 2007 - 163 pages
...guitars are on the way out." — 1962, Decca Records executives describing the Beatles. "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication." — 1876, Western Union, internal memo. "Nothing of importance happened today." — July 4th, 1776,...
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Nanotechnology & Society: Current and Emerging Ethical Issues

Fritz Allhoff, Patrick Lin - Philosophy - 2008 - 300 pages
...about technology, we are often wrong. Consider the following infamous predictions: "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered...communication. The device is inherently of no value to us" (Western Union, 1876); "Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?" (HM Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927);...
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Turning Numbers Into Knowledge: Mastering the Art of Problem Solving

Jon Koomey - Business & Economics - 2008 - 247 pages
...attempts to get Atari and HP interested in his and Steve Wozniak's personal computer "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered...communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." — Western Union internal memo, I 876 "The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value....
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