Things Are Clearer with Hindsight

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THINGS ARE CLEARER WITH HINDSIGHT

The commissioner of the U.S. Office of Patents said, "Everything that can be invented has been invented"in the year 1899. In 1962 the Decca Recording Co. rejected the Beatles stating: "We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out." More recently, in 1981 Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said in reference to the computer, "64K ought to be enough for anybody."