The 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.

Kevin Casey, Contributor

February 17, 2011

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Kevin Casey


Kevin Casey is a writer based in North Carolina who writes about technology for small and mid-size businesses.

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