Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 12:48 UTC
In the News "We all know about the gadgets that get showered with constant praise - the icons, the segment leaders, and the game changers. Tech history will never forget the Altair 8800, the Walkman, the BlackBerry, and the iPhone. But people do forget - and quickly - about the devices that failed to change the world: the great ideas doomed by mediocre execution, the gadgets that arrived before the market was really ready, or the technologies that found their stride just as the world was pivoting to something else." I was a heavy user of BeOS, Zip drives, and MiniDisc (I was an MD user up until about 2 years ago). I'm starting to see a pattern here.
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by drcouzelis on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 14:58 UTC
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I had a minidisc player too. I always thought it was a the perfect blend of "CD quality audio" and "record anything anywhere any time" like an audio casette. Oh well, that was before I realized just how proprietary the format was. :/

I hate hate hate TI graphing calculators. I could easily have a cheap application on a phone do the same thing, but NOOO I have to buy the $100 humongous calculator.

I've never used BeOS but I'm an active Haiku user. ;)

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