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Thomas Edison thought the phonograph he invented had little commercial value.
When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, Western Union said, “It has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.”
Harry Warner of Warner Brothers thought talking movies would not be successful, “Who wants to hear actors talk?” he asked.
Daryl Zanuck of 20th Century Fox said in 1946 that TV wouldn’t be able to hold any market after the first few months and that people would soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.
IBM was not interested in the copy machine when it was first invented in 1938 by Chester Carlson. They said it would never replace carbon paper. 
People have been predicting the demise of the church for years, but the church today is stronger than ever.  Through the years some have declared that God was dead; but God is still alive and well, and they are dead.