IBM would disagree with you :)

I first ran into this "quote" about 1969 while preparing a paper for a AAAS conference. The source article was a Fortune Magazine mid 1960's article on the origins of the IBM 360 ... the author there attributed this quote to Univac to explain how, even though Univac "invented" computers, they "lost" the market.

Thomas Watson, on the other hand, had a large industry already developed, however, ..

Of course, even in the late 60's this story was about 15 or so years old ..