I was doing some research on knowledge management last night, and came across this quote from 1865 from an editorial in the Boston Post talking about the arrest for fraud of a Joshua Coopersmith, who had been attempting to raise funds for work on a telephone:
"Well-informed people know it is impossible to transmit the voice over wires and that were it possible to do so, the thing would be of no practical value."
I loved this!! Great quote to place on the wall for any startup! Made me think of all the things that we have been told we could not do, and we did (not to this extent of course)
I think I can come up with a few more like this, but none that has had as much impact as the phone… Can you think of any?