August 11, 2010

Quote of the Day (Bad Predictions Edition)

The instrument will not bring about a revolution in tactics. It will accomplish no real change in the art of war. It is not, in the broad sense of the word, a new arm or a new power.

- The Saturday Review, 1870, on the machine gun. (From a thus far excellent new book on the AK-47 by C.J. Chivers.)