Sermon Illustrations

Consider these famous predictions that underestimated the incredible power of vision.

• Thomas Watson, the chairman of IBM in 1943 said, "I think there is a market for maybe five computers in the world."

• Ken Olson, president and founder of Digital Equipment Corporation said in 1977, "There is no reason why anyone would want a computer in their home."

• Consider this Western Union memo from 1876: "The Telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication."

• Or consider the words of Decca Recording company, when why they turned down signing the Beatles in 1962: "We don’t like their sound and guitar music is on the way out."

• Charles Duell, commissioner of the U.S. Office of Patents said in 1899, "Everything that can be invented has been invented."