Bill Ford on TED

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Bill Ford on TED
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 09:28 pm:

Bill Ford was on the TED series on NPR this afternoon. "When my great grandfather, Henry Ford, invented the Model T, he asked what people wanted. "They wanted faster horses.""

That's the way I heard it...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Stitt-Southern Oregon on Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 12:26 am:

Over at the Ford Barn I use the quote as a signature line. Perfect in it's simplicity.

"If I asked people what they wanted they would have said faster horses."
-Henry Ford


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James Chochole on Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 10:08 am:

The only rub is the lack of proof that Henry ever even said this- the Henry Ford Museum researchers have no record attributring this to Henry and call it "iffy" at best. Time seems to attribute many quotes to people who never uttered them, but as Mr. Stoddard said in the film, "When the Legend becomes fact, print the Legend."


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 10:34 am:

And, was the Model T an invention?

It was an assemblage of mostly expired patents.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 11:54 am:

Here's what he did say:


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