Thomas Watson,IBM CEO 8/63
“Last week Control Data … announced the 6600 system. I understand that in the laboratory developing the system there are only 34 people including the janitor. Of these, 14 are engineers and 4 are programmers … Contrasting this modest effort with our vast development activities, I fail to understand why we have lost our industry leadership position by letting someone else offer the world’s most powerful computer.”
This wonderful quote by Watson encapsulates the issue of the quality and size of a design team together with the right idea to beat any other organization or product.