Con­fi­dent pre­dic­tions gone wrong

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO OPINION -

‘Rea­gan doesn’t have that pres­i­den­tial look’ - United Artists ex­ec­u­tive af­ter re­ject­ing Rea­gan as lead in the 1964 lm ‘The Best Man’

Every­one ac­quainted with the sub­ject will recog­nise it as a con­spic­u­ous fail­ure’ - Henry Mor­ton, pres­i­dent of the Stevens In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy on Edi­son’s light bulb, 1880 ‘I think there is a world mar­ket for maybe five com­put­ers’ - Thomas Wat­son, Chair­man of IBM, 1943

‘Rail travel at high speed is not pos­si­ble be­cause pas­sen­gers, un­able to breathe, would die of as­phyxia’ - Dr Diony­sius Lard­ner, 1830

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