Have you ever had an idea that you thought worthwhile that was really cool and could even  increase your bank account but someone talked you out of it?  Sometimes well-meaning people give us bad advice, such as below:

  • “[The telephone] is a great invention but who would want to use it?”
    U.S President Rutherford Hayes (1872)
  • “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”
    – Founder of Digital Equipment Corporation (1977)
  • “Everyone acquainted with the subject will recognize [the light bulb] as a conspicuous failure.”
    – Chairman of the American Lighthouse Board (1880)
  • “Fooling around with alternating current is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever.”
    – Thomas Edison (1889)
  • “The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value.”
    – internal memo to the President of RCA (1921)
  • “Who the h*** wants to hear actors talk?”
    – one of the Warner Brothers (1927)
  • “Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant.”
    – Canadian astronomer (1902)
  • “Television won’t last because people will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.”
    – Producer for 20th Century Fox (1946)

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