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Inventions - Inventors Quotes
I was one of those people who every time I looked at something it looks like it could be improved — there’s something wrong with it. So I’d go through, like, how could this restaurant be better?
The aeroplane will prevent war by making it too expensive, too slow, too difficult, too long drawn out.
That day at Kitty Hawk, we thought only of getting off the ground. Later we hoped that the airplane would be an instrument of peace, perhaps the instrument that would enforce peace.
All great music is the result of successful invention. You’re going toward something you think is valuable. There’s risk involved, but you welcome it. Part of being a musician is reporting on what you experience. If you deliberately limit your experiences, your reporting will be limited.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Television won’t be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night. (20th Century-Fox, 1946)
This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us. (Internal memo, 1876)
Good enough for our transatlantic friends… but unworthy of the attention of practical or scientific men. (Regarding Thomas Edison’s light bulb, 1878)
I have travelled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won’t last out the year. (Editor of business books, 1957)