Thursday, April 12, 2012

(wrong) quote for the day

"[In the year 2000,] authors of self-help books will be required to provide proof that they have actually helped themselves."

—Jane Wagner, Ms. Magazine, 1990

Via the wonderful Bad Opinion Generator, which Pryme led me to.

Another good one:

“Home taping is killing music.”

—A campaign by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) targeting people who used cassette recorders to tape songs off the radio, 1980

Aint it just?


Omnipotent Poobah said...

I can't remember it, but one of my faves was athe ex-CEO of IBM predicting there would never be a market for home computers.

I guess that kind of explains how IBM ended up the way they have.

daveawayfromhome said...

The generator has some astonishingly bad predictions. On the other hand, it's not like I've personally made a fortune with my brilliant prognostications.