Week of December 27, 2001
Just because supposed experts issue categorical prophecies doesn't mean their words are divinely ordained. Check out these bloopers. "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." -Thomas Watson, IBM Chairman, 1943. "Space travel is utter bilge." Sir Richard van der Riet Wooley, The Astronomer Royal, 1956. "While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially it is an impossibility." -Lee DeForest, American inventor (1873-1961). "As usual, Virgos in 2002 will criticize themselves too much, erode their health through needless worry, and obsess on details at the expense of seeing the big picture." -Ari Messner, astrologer, 2001.