Thursday, November 01, 2007

Quote of the (last) century

Talk about bad timing for bad predictions.

On Oct. 9, 1903, the New York Times wrote:

"The flying machine which will really fly might be evolved by the combined and continuous efforts of mathematicians and mechanicians in from one million to ten million years."

On the same day, on Kill Devil Hill, N.C., in his diary, a bicycle mechanic named Orville Wright wrote:

"We unpacked rest of goods for new machine."

1 comment:

Steve Burri said...

All the news that's fit to print, indeed.