You can always rely upon the experts. . . (really?)


The Experts Speak: The Definitive Compendium of Authoritative Misinformation (Pantheon, 1984), a joint project of The Nation magazine and the Institute of Expertology,... includes such gems as these:

  • "I think there is a world market for about five computers," a remark made in 1943, attributed to Thomas J. Watson, the late chairman of IBM.
  • "[A] few decades hence, energy may be free—just like the un-metered air," John von Neumann, the Fermi Award-winning mathematician and co-founder of game theory, in 1956.
  • "There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home," Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, in 1977.

—Timothy C. Morgan, Books & Culture, Vol. 4, # 1.  Today's Best Illustrations – Volume 5.

Job 13:5 (AMP)  Oh, that you would altogether hold your peace! Then you would evidence your wisdom and you might pass for wise men.

Proverbs 13:3 (NLT)  Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything.

Proverbs 18:13 (TLB) 13  What a shame—yes, how stupid!—to decide before knowing the facts!

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