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I was just having some fun looking up quotes and I found a couple good ones. Everybody, feel welcome to add your own quotes that you like!

"You say this is a computer for ordinary people? Why would an ordinary person want a computer?"
- Hewlett Packard executive to Steve Wozniak regarding Apple prototype

"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value too us."
- Western Union internal memo 1876

"Apple's market share is bigger than BMW's or Mercedes's or Porsche's in the automotive market. What's wrong with being BMW or Mercedes?"
-Steve Jobs
 
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"Prediction: Apple Computer Corp. will switch to Intel processors within the next 12 to 18 months."
- John C. Dvorak, PC magazine, a little over two years ago.

(This was the topic of an undead thread that was mercifully locked. Used to have that in my signature.)

"The Macintosh uses an experimental pointing device called a mouse. There is no evidence that people want to use these things."
- John C. Dvorak, 1984, supposedly in a PC magazine article. He has admitted to the statement on his blog.

And before anyone posts it...no, Bill Gates never explicitly said anything about 640K of memory.
 
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technologist said:
"Prediction: Apple Computer Corp. will switch to Intel processors within the next 12 to 18 months."
- John C. Dvorak, PC magazine, a little over two years ago.

(This was the topic of an undead thread that was mercifully locked. Used to have that in my signature.)

"The Macintosh uses an experimental pointing device called a mouse. There is no evidence that people want to use these things."
- John C. Dvorak, 1984, supposedly in a PC magazine article. He has admitted to the statement on his blog.

And before anyone posts it...no, Bill Gates never explicitly said anything about 640K of memory.
But he did say (roughly) I see no advantage to the graphical user interface after the Xerox visit, right?
 
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"I see a world market for four, maybe five computers." James Watson, President of IBM, 1943
 
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“To create a new standard, it takes something that’s not just a little bit different, it takes something that’s really new and really captures people’s imagination and the Macintosh, of all the machines I’ve ever seen, is the only one that meets that standard.” — Bill Gates

video: http://www.osdata.com/kind/gates.htm
 
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I saw the original, but was reminded of it in someone's signature....

"Mac-Forums.com is not responsible for Acts of God™"
-Schewb: April, 2nd 2005
 
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hahah, yeah! I knew that one would live in infamy. I'll come back with some good quotes, later...
 

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Here a few of my favorites:

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." --Albert Einstein

"Its not easy being evil in a world that's gone to ****(H-E-double hockey sticks)" --Anton LaVey

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
-- Thomas Alva Edison

...and here is a good one, after all, it is a Mac forum

"Interesting - I use a Mac to help me design the next Cray."
- Seymoure Cray, when he was told that Apple Inc. had recently bought a Cray supercomputer to help them design the next Mac.
 

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Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens - Jimi Hendrix
 
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lol, yeah I was kind of confused before...
 
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"Horsepower sells cars, torque wins races" - Carroll Shelby

"Aerodynamics are for people that cannot build engines" - Enzo Ferrari

There is also a Polk quote about not talking alot so you never have to repeat yourself, if anyone knows the exact quote, let me know.
 
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"Lookin' at that tired old freak, has made me realize, I'm no spring chicken myself. I can feel death's clammy hand on my shoulder...wait that's my hand." (Who said this, eh?).
 
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Jefe3223 said:
"Lookin' at that tired old freak, has made me realize, I'm no spring chicken myself. I can feel death's clammy hand on my shoulder...wait that's my hand." (Who said this, eh?).

Abe Simpson... too easy. ;)

-Chris
 
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bassplayrr said:
Abe Simpson... too easy. ;)

-Chris
I love it when there are actualy people around who KNOW simpsons quotes. My friends out here KNOW NOTHING...I need to go watch them to comfort me....
 
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