Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Nov 2011 22:55 UTC
Microsoft "Steve Ballmer had a dilemma. He had two groups at Microsoft pursuing competing visions for tablet computers. One group, led by Xbox godfather J Allard, was pushing for a sleek, two-screen tablet called the Courier that users controlled with their finger or a pen. But it had a problem: it was running a modified version of Windows. That ran headlong into the vision of tablet computing laid out by Steven Sinofsky, the head of Microsoft's Windows division. Sinofsky was wary of any product - let alone one from inside Microsoft's walls - that threatened the foundation of Microsoft's flagship operating system. But Sinofsky's tablet-friendly version of Windows was more than two years away." I'm still mad at Microsoft for this one.
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RE[7]: They was right
by Laurence on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 15:42 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: They was right"
Laurence
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2007-03-26

You didn't know it??? You should read more Apple Failures lists, the Pippin is a permanent feature on those. ;-)

Why, when on the whole I don't really care that much about Apple products? :p


I must admit that I was very much in to gaming when the Pippin came 'n' disappeared and I only learned of it a few years ago.

I skipped a generation back then. Went from the Megadrive / Genesis to the Dreamcast.


It's interesting to note that a number of successful Apple products were failures many years ago. Newton vs iPad, Macintosh TV vs Apple TV, Cube vs Mac Mini. Even the first MacBook Air can be considered a failure and the current one a success.

Indeed. It also makes me laugh about how circular trends are in IT too (eg TSS -> Desktop -> Cloud computing).

To be honest, I loved the Cube even back then. It's just a pity MacOS 9 was lacking in so many ways (when compared to the rest of the market)

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RE[8]: They was right
by MOS6510 on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 16:30 in reply to "RE[7]: They was right"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12


Why, when on the whole I don't really care that much about Apple products? :p


Don't you love failed product lists? You're not Dutch then!


I must admit that I was very much in to gaming when the Pippin came 'n' disappeared and I only learned of it a few years ago.



To be honest, I loved the Cube even back then. It's just a pity MacOS 9 was lacking in so many ways (when compared to the rest of the market)


A few years ago I visited this Chinese stuff shop. I noticed a Cube. It was in charge of the background music. The Chinese woman refused to sell it to me!

A number of Cubes show defects, in the casing or video card, so I'm a bit weary of buying one on eBay.

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