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Top 10 worst tech predictions of all time: 1. "Next Christmas the iPod will be dead, finished, gone, kaput." Sir Alan Sugar, 2005. 2. "No need for a computer at home." Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment, 1977. 3. "Nuclear-powered vacuum cleaners will probably be a reality within ten years." Alex Lewyt, president of Lewyt Corp vacuum company, 1955. 4. TV won't last because people will "soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night". Darryl Zanuck, 1946. 5. "There will never be a bigger plane built." Boeing engineer, 1933, after the maiden flight of a ten-seater Boeing 247. 6. "We stand on the threshold of rocket mail." US postmaster general Arthur Summerfield, 1959. 7. "Nobody would ever need more than 640 kilobytes of memory on their personal computer." Bill Gates, 1981 (supposedly). 8. "The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys." Sir William Preece, chief engineer of the British Post Office, 1878. 9. "Spam will be solved." Bill Gates, 2004. 10. "X-rays will prove to be a hoax." Lord Kelvin, president of the UK's Royal Society, 1883.