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[b] Computer prophets [/ b] "But what's that good for?" Comment by an engineer in IBM's Advanced Computing Systems Division on the microchip, 1968 "640 kilobytes should be enough for everyone." Bill Gates, 1981 "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." Thomas Watson IBM Chairman of the Board of Directors, 1943 "I've traveled all over the country speaking to the best people and I can assure you that computing is a bit that will be through before the end of the year." The editor in charge of business literature at Prentice Hall, 1957 "Computers will not weigh more than 1.5 tons in the future." A Popular Mechanics Prediction of the Unstoppable Advancement of Science, 1949 "There's no reason anyone should want a computer in their home." Ken Olsen, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Digital Equipment Corp., 7977 "So we went to Atari and said, 'Hello, we made this amazing thing, it's even built with some of its components, and what do you think of it, us We can leave it to you, too. But we want to finish it ourselves. Pay our salary and we will come to you and work for you. ' And they refused. Then we went to Hewlett-Packard and they said, 'We don't need you. You don't even have a college degree.' "Steve Jobs on the attempts to set up companies for him and Steve Wozniak designed Apple computers.

Answer 1 from xmax

The question is no longer up-to-date, one could just as easily ask what is the purpose of electricity, i.e. electricity.
but i can give you an up-to-date answer that we could no longer afford to be without a pc.
It is irrelevant whether someone has a pc at home or not.
and whether they were computer prophets, considering what time it was and how it was with the technology back then - if you will, for everyone you mentioned.
The now and the future were seen with different eyes back then, and the political and economic situation at that time also played an enormous role.
an example:
Quote:
"In the future, computers will not weigh more than 1.5 tons."
A Popular Mechanics Prediction of the Unstoppable Advancement of Science, 1949
- well, that's totally true.
When it was said, there were only tubes and the transistor (I think 1947/48) in the drawer.
the tubes had "high end" status back then, as they had been in use since the twenties and later it was even said:
"who needs a transitory, we have pentodes and octodes!"
if people would not want to go to our satellite, we would most likely have to travel with the tubes for a very long time.
you could go on like this, from the first ic to the x-core cpu ...

Answer 2 from Roland1979

Quote:
What do you need a computer for ???


- To inform
- word processing
- To chat
- mails
- games
- Photos
- music
- videos
- Work
- Leisure time enjoyment
- Fascination with technology
- To press
- ... to be continued ...

Answer 3 by johan1245

Quote:
"There's no reason anyone should want a computer in their home."
Ken Olsen, Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Digital Equipment Corp., 7977


I don't think any of us will see the year 7977

Greeting,
John

Answer 4 by tzitziuztiutziu

www.robotrontechnik.de

Do you really believe that what you're telling here is true, I don't want you
foolish you still do not show yourselves smart

you really think everything started with ms-dos and apple invented it
mouse and the gui

computers evolve to serve purposes more easily

Answer 5 from vista

Quote:
"640 kilobytes should be enough for everyone."

Nowadays you need at least 1GB of memory to print out your birthday invitations. in the past, a c64 was sufficient for the same purpose.

Answer 6 from xmax

Quote:
computers evolve to serve purposes more easily
- @tzitziuztiutziu, for example support reasonable sentence formation ...

... you would have to press the "OFF" button to make it work.
you should also practice reading and understanding a text, preferably without a computer.

Answer 7 from Heiko1985

Quote:
Quote:
computers evolve to serve purposes more easily
- @tzitziuztiutziu, for example support reasonable sentence formation ...
Imo sin di kombjuta trains the file people heude can't write properly because when I grigt a letter early on the file had the error I threw away and heude is normal on the internet that everyone writes so badly

Answer 8 from faulpelz_unloggt

sad but true heiko ...

Answer 9 from andimü

Someone told me that computers are used to solve problems that you would not have without a computer.
And I think he's right.

Answer 10 from greeter

Quote:
- To inform
- word processing
- To chat
- mails
- games
- Photos
- music
- videos
- Work
- Leisure time enjoyment
- Fascination with technology
- To press

is not that enough?

Quote:

Someone told me that computers are used to solve problems that you would not have without a computer.
And I think he's right.


Right.
but computers are also used for research.
you can use it:
calculate earthquake
control robots (they are good for a lot)
perform complicated calculations ...


Or do you want to calculate the angles and orbits like a space shuttle orbits the moon?!?
would last!

Kind regards

greeter

Answer 11 from tomsan

@ andimü
Could be. Others think:
A computer can do it all. Nothing else. ;-)

Answer 12 from Carsten_Erdmann

If there weren't any computers there would be
No TV ....
No exchange ...
We'd still listen to music on old tapes ...
Films wouldn't exist either ...

Answer 13 from ouchi

well, you can safely do without the whole court show, bigbrother and other folk dumbing down

Quote:
We'd still listen to music on old tapes ...
and we would have no copy protection problems

Quote:
There are no films either
huh? There were films long before the computer, even very good ones!

for many here i would Duden Korrektor PLUS (http://www.duden.de/produkte/detail.php?isbn=3-411-06558-3 recommend. You need a computer for that;)

Answer 14 from Carsten_Erdmann

: D

But I would say that "computer animinations" also come in fillme? Most of the new films would then not be available.
Many sports such as Formula 1: The cars would not be as fast anymore. Computers calculate the air resistance in wind tunnels. Cars would be much more expensive. Because robots cut the bodywork, which in turn was programmed with software that was in turn produced on the PC.
I don't think we can do without cars that drive more than 40kmh these days.

Answer 15 from FlyingPenguin

So that the industry can pull the best Trump out of its sleeve


Take a look at the PDF for Super Hornet, among other things.

The energy savings and performance increase through CAD construction in aviation is enormous!

Otherwise, businesses benefit from:

House building,
Car engine, sport,
Washing machines,
DIGICAMS
MP3 - if you like to carry GETTOBLASTER around with you (audio stick is enough to go deaf! Etc.)

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