Re: what the experts say.....

Paul Dietz (
Sun, 26 Jan 1997 22:23:45 +0000

> "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons." - Popular
> Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949

Hey, what's the problem with that one? Are you objecting that
some computer *do* weigh more than 1.5 tons?

> "Space travel is bunk" -Sir Harold Spencer Jones, Astronomer Royal of
> Britain, 1957, two weeks before the launch of Sputnik

This one is misconstrued. He was arguing that space travel would not
be like, say, travel by passenger liner, but would be too slow and/or
expensive. And he's right so far.