Seems like the billion dollar businesses never seem that obvious at the beginning during the early days… Look forward to the insights in this thread.
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"I think there is a world market for
maybe five computers." -- Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943
"But what ...
is it good for?" -- Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM,
1968, commenting on the microchip.
"There is no
reason anyone would want a computer in their home." -- Ken Olson, president,
chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp.,1977
Here are more Historical Quotes.
BTW, please no witless 'research' on these quotes, their context or validity. They are the classic lore of modern invention. They make the point. Read and consider.
Entrepreneurs are concerned, obsessed really, with productivity growth. It's what attracts capital. Again, for the most part, no exceptions. No one calls well-conceived productivity growth, aka, innovation, 'incredibly stupid.'
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