Boomer Predictions: Wow, Did They Get It Wrong!

Posted on March 2nd, 2017 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg


“I was not trying to predict the future, I was trying to prevent it.” ~ Ray Bradbury, science fiction writer

“The future is like a corridor into which we can see only by the light coming from behind.”~ Edward Weyer Jr., former editor of Natural History magazine.



The Predictions


 There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home. ~ Founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, maker of minicomputers, 1977


 We don’t like their {Beatles} sound and guitar music is on its way out. ~ Decca Records executive, rejecting a record contract, 1962


 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 body every night. ~ Darryl Zanuck, 20th Century Fox producer, 1946


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