I really didn’t foresee the Internet. But then, neither did the computer industry. Not that that tells us very much of course—the computer industry didn’t even foresee that the century was going to end.
The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most expert agree, is by accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.
IT’s track record for prognostication is miserable.
“There is a world market for maybe five computers,” is a quote attributed to Thomas J. Watson Sr., founder and president of IBM. Whether ...