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Urban Renewal: A Tale of Two American Cities

By Howard Baldwin, Contributing Columnist

For those who love irony, the story of Detroit is its epitome. Here’s a city that created an industry devoted to automobiles, which, because of their widespread acceptance, become the single greatest contributing factor to people leaving cities … like Detroit.

Granted, Detroit has had to deal with other contributing factors, but the fact remains that its population is a shadow of what it once was; over the past 60 years, its population has shrunk from 1.8 million to just over 700,000.

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The Top 8 Historically Bad Predictions

May 24, 2011 at 4:04 pm PST

David Letterman made the “Top Ten” list popular.  At Cisco, we’re at least 20% more efficient than Dave, so we offer you our “Top Eight” bad predictions throughout history.

One CEO said that he’d give Apple shareholders back their money and shut down the company.  One CEO said that there would never be the need for a home computer. We hope you’ll enjoy these fun, true (and bad) predictions and see how Cisco’s Unified Computing System fits into this mix.

Which is the worst prediction?  What are some of your other favorite bad predictions?

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