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Saturday, July 09, 2005

Innovación: Mentiritas, Mentirotas y Citaciones

Kevin Maney en USA Today nos pide precaución a la gente que trabajamos en temas de innovación al citar a pesos pesados. ¡Quién hubiera pensado que estas abusadas citas fueran falsas o descontextualizadas!:

• "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication."
William Orton, president of Western Union, in 1876, when Alexander Graham Bell tried to sell the company his invention.

• "Everything that can be invented has been invented."
Charles Duell, U.S. Patent Commissioner, 1899.

• "Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"
Harry Warner, Warner Bros., as movies with sound made their debut in 1927.

• "640K ought to be enough for anybody."
Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder, 1981.

• "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers"
Thomas Watson, builder of IBM, in 1943.

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