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Re: Most infamous "Last words":

by ww (Archbishop)
on Aug 25, 2006 at 11:37 UTC ( #569539=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Most infamous "Last words":

I was torn between no strict qw/vars/; and the eval option...
but I'm truly surprised that none of the replies to an un-asked variant of this selection have not thus far included:
  • "There may eventually be a world-wide market for as many as ten (computers)." Attributed to an IBM exec, circa 1948
  • ""There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home." " Attributed to the Ken Olsen of DEC in the late 1970's (and snopes.com says that is a valid urban legend)

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[erix]: there used to be the 'razing' of towns and citoes but that now means something else in Germany (rasen=driving too fast)
[erix]: sleighting, I imagine 'Schlechten' will be a german word too - probably with same meaning as in dutch (breaking down, making useless a castle / defensive structure )

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