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12 Worst Tech Predictions Of All Time

The epic history of technology is littered with some incredibly lousy prophecies, often made by some very smart, very successful -- and very wealthy -- executives. We trolled the timeline of technology to find the most misguided -- and in some cases just plain crazy --calls in the industry's storied past, from the telephone to television to YouTube. Sure, it's easy to call out the most foolish forecasts with the benefit of perfect hindsight. It's also a lot of fun -- there are some doozies. And
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"We will never make a 32-bit operating system." --Bill Gates, co-founder and chairman of Microsoft

This Gates sound bite isn't as controversial as more famous memory gaffe (see slide 1). This writer, meanwhile, is clacking away on a 64-bit Windows machine.

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