The 21 Biggest Technology Flops

ComputerWorld has an interesting article titled “Don’t Believe the Hype: The 21 Biggest Technology Flops”. As explained on the website the technologies listed are not necessarily bad, but they were either ahead of their times or overblown by high expectations. Here is the list:

  1. Apple Newton
  2. Digital audio tape
  3. DIVX
  4. Dot-bombs
  5. E-books
  6. IBM PCjr
  7. Internet currency
  8. Iridium
  9. Microsoft Bob
  10. The Net PC
  11. The paperless office
  12. Push technology
  13. Smart appliances
  14. Virtual reality
  15. Apple Lisa
  16. Dreamcast
  17. NeXT
  18. OS/2
  19. Qube
  20. Speech recognition
  21. WebTV

Check the story for a description of each technology. You can also vote to declare the biggest flop!

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