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Bits & Pieces, March 30, 1995, pp. 9-10

"Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible." Lord Kelvin, President Royal Society "Everything that can be invented has been invented." Charles H. Duell, Director of U.S. Patent Office, 1899 "Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote." Grover Cleveland, 1905 "There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom." Robert Milikan, Nobel Laureate in Physics, 1923 "Who the heck wants to hear actors talk?" Harry M. Warner, Warner Bros. Pictures, 1927. Theoretically, television may be feasible, but I consider it an impossibility&md;a development which we should waste little time dreaming about. Lee de Forest, 1926, inventor of the cathode ray tube. I think there is a world market for about five computers. Thomas J. Watson, 1943, Chairman of the Board of IBM We don't think the Beatles will do anything in their market. Guitar groups are on their way out. Recording company expert, 1962