Sunday, August 14, 2005

Actual Quotes

"Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You're crazy."
-- Drillers who Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil in 1859

"The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives."
-- Admiral William Leahy, U.S. Atomic Bomb Project.

"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."
-- Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.

"640K ought to be enough for anybody."
-- Bill Gates, 1981

"For the majority of People, smoking has a beneficial effect."
-- Dr. Ian G. Macdonald, Los Angeles surgeon, quoted in "Newsweek", Nov. 8th 1963

Lots more
here

PS - Dr Ian's the only one who might have got it right, from this list.

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