Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Bill Gates and Sir Alan Sugar made some of the *worst* technology predictions of all time

Big ol' Bill Gates and the legendary Sir Alan Sugar have made two of the worst technology predictions of all time.

Bill Gates back in 1981 allegedly said that, "nobody would ever need more than 640 kilobytes of memory on their personal computer." Hhhhmmm... most machines now are not sold with at least 2 gigs of memory, aren't they?

He also said at the 2004 World Economic Forum: "Two years from now, spam will be solved."

But perhaps the prediction that was proved wrong almost instantaneously was the one made by Sir Alan in an interview with the Daily Telegraph in February 2005. The founder of Amstrad said: "Next Christmas the iPod will be dead, finished, gone, kaput."

Do we think he's got one?


Anonymous said...

Funny stuff. Too bad the spam prediction couldn't have come true! Thanks Karen for the post.

PS: Have you thought about adding a "subscribe to my blog via email"? If you offer it let me know so I can read your posts daily. Have a great one.

Karen Cinnamon said...

Hi Marc and welcome to Cinnamon Brainstorm!

If you scroll down the blog (to just after the Blogroll) you'll see I have now added a "subscribe via email" box. Thanks for advising and happy reading / commenting!

Anonymous said...

Excellent Karen. I just signed up. Keep up the great posts. -Marc.