this Scientific American column.
My favorite quote:
"The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys."—Sir William Preece, chief engineer, British Post Office, 1876
"Apple [is] a chaotic mess without a strategic vision and certainly no future."—TIME, February 5, 1996
"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."—Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943