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“Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.”
—Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949
Boy were they wrong! So was Thomas Watson, the chairman of IBM, who said, “[I] think there is a world market for five computers.” In addition, back in 1977, Ken Olson, the president, chairman, and founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, said, “There is no reason anyone ...