So distributed democrats go to war with authoritarians.
ISIL saying “‘What they gonna hack?’ could be right up there with quotes from other hierarchical organizations failing to understand the distributed approaches of technology.
“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” –IBM Chairman Thomas Watson
“There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home.” –Ken Olson, President of Digital Equipment Corporation
“There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.” Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO
“The Macintosh uses an experimental pointing device called a ‘mouse’. There is no evidence that people want to use these things. I dont want one of these new fangled devices.” John Dvorak
“We’ve learned and struggled for a few years here figuring out how to make a decent phone. PC guys are not going to just figure this out. They’re not going to just walk in.” Ed Colligan, former Palm CEO
“Apple has no experience, There’s no reason to assume Apple will do a better job than General Motors, Ford, Volkswagen, Toyota or Hyundai. I think this is going to be a gigantic money pit.” Bob Lutz, former GM exec.
It could well be that in a few years, ISIL’s quote will look as stupid. Hope so.
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