“Woops,,previous quote is possibly an urban legend, first attributed to a 1986 usenet comment. This one is better anyway:
"Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vacuum tubes and weigh only 1.5 tons."
Popular Mechanics, 1949”
Liberal2 on Nov 20, 2013 at 14:38:32
“The Watson "quote" may be true after all. But the one about 640K of memory attributed to Bill Gates is an urban legend.
Another probably true quote is an IBM emgineer looking at an integrated circuit in 1964 and wondering what good was it. Why probably true? Consider how long it took IBM to go from circuit boards to integrated circuit devices.”