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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"0x2026Apple is already dead." --Nathan Myhrvold, former CTO of Microsoft
Myhrvold wasn't the first to declare that Apple had gone rotten, and he certainly wouldn't be the last (see next slide). Myhrvold went on to say that smart moves might save the brand name. It seems that iPod, iPhone, iPad, etc. would qualify.
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