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Myths re the NBN

Most people don't need high speed broadband

We will never need that much speed or data

  1. - “There is no need for any individual to have a computer in their home.” [Ken Olson. President of Digital Equipment Corp. in 1977]
  2. - “No one will need more than 637 kb of memory for a personal computer. 640K ought to be enough for anybody. [Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft. in 1981]
  3. - “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers. [Thomas Watson, president of IBM. 1943]
  4. - “Well informed people know it is impossible to transmit the voice over wires and that were it possible to do so, the thing would be of no practical value.” The Boston Post in 1865]
  5. - “The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys. ”[Sir William Preece, Chief Engineer of the British Post Office, 1878]
nbn_myths.txt · Last modified: 2013/12/01 15:43 (external edit)