Expert Prediction Fails Part Four

Over many years and decades industry “experts” have made predictions and judgments that, years later, seem short-sighted and in fact humorous in some circumstances.

Fast forward to 2015, the clients who partner with Wilpak have a long term view, and that’s why we love what we do. Take a look, and see if there might be something you are missing.

We’ve picked some of our favourite “fails” and compiled them here (Part 2 of 4).

Expert Prediction Fails Part Two

 

The Americans have need of the telephone but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys.” – Sir William Preece, Chief engineer, British Post Office, 1878…Think insulated pallet covers are just for other people?

Expert Prediction Fails Part Two

 

And for the tourist who really wants to get away from it all, safaris in Vietnam.” – Newsweek, predicting popular holidays for the late 1960s…You can’t predict the future, but at least you can count on Wilpak products for consistency and reliability.

Expert Prediction Fails Part Two

 

“A rocket will never be able to leave the earth’s atmosphere.” – New York Times, 1936…Don’t underestimate the potential of Insul® technology to help your business catapult beyond your imagination.

Expert Prediction Fails Part Two

“When the Paris Exhibition (of 1878) closes, electric light will close with it and no more will be heard of it.” – Oxford professor Erasmus Wilson…Just because it’s sensational doesn’t mean it has to be a one hit wonder – experience lasting benefits for your business with our exciting and innovative insulated packaging solutions.

Expert Prediction Fails Part Two

“The idea that cavalry will be replaced by these iron coaches is absurd. It is little short of treasonous,” – Comment of Aide-de-camp to Field Marshal Haig, at tank demonstration, 1916…Don’t let fear of change leave you at a disadvantage against the competition, especially when it comes to packaging solutions.