Here are some excellent reminders of exactly how disruptive innovation has always been, by definition (duh). From Tina Roth Eisenberg, whose design blog, SwissMiss, is one of the little things in life that make me happy when I'm not listening to smart people make frustrating, stupid statements about the future (fortunately for me, according to the research, it's the small things that make you happy anyway, not the big things):
"Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible."
(Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895)
"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
(Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943)
"There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home."
(Ken Olsen, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977)