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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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Fri 24th Aug 2012 06:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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I think the were great, it's just they came too late for some (writable CDs coming) and were too expensive for others.

For some strange reason the 2.88 MB floppy also flopped, while to me it would be great to have a disk with double the usual amount.

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