Desktop assessments: Horse or automobile?

February 14, 2017's James Scott Brown, explores the doubt (and enthusiasm) surrounding desktop-based rebuild cost assessments…  


When Henry Ford's lawyer approached the Michigan Savings Bank for finance to support his investment in the manufacture of cars back in 1903, he was told: "The horse is here to stay, but the automobile is only a novelty, a fad."


History is littered with such statements of doubt and with the benefit of hindsight many of them make for quite amusing reading. Other classics include: