25 Worst Tech Products of All Time

PC World recently issued their list of the 25 Worst Tech Products of All Time.  Coming in at #1 was AOL, who “has never overcome the stigma of being the online service for people who don’t know any better.”

The complete list of losers is as follows:

  1. America Online (1989-2006)
  2. RealNetworks RealPlayer (1999)
  3. Syncronys SoftRAM (1995)
  4. Microsoft Windows Millennium (2000)
  5. Sony BMG Music CDs (2005)
  6. Disney The Lion King CD-ROM (1994)
  7. Microsoft Bob (1995)
  8. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 (2001)
  9. Pressplay and Musicnet (2002)
  10. dBASE IV (1988)
  11. Priceline Groceries and Gas (2000)
  12. PointCast (1996)
  13. IBM PCjr. (1984)
  14. Gateway 2000 10th Anniversary PC (1995)
  15. Iomega Zip Drive (1998)
  16. Comet Cursor (1997)
  17. Apple Macintosh Portable (1989)
  18. IBM Deskstar 75GXP (2000)
  19. OQO Model 1 (2004)
  20. CueCat (2000)
  21. Eyetop Wearable DVD Player (2004)
  22. http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,125772,pg,6,00.asp#pippin
  23. Free PCs (1999)
  24. DigiScents iSmell (2001)
  25. Sharp RD3D Notebook (2004)

Additionally, 10 (dis)honorable mentions were choosen:

  1. Apple Newton MessagePad (1994)
  2. Apple Puck Mouse (1998)
  3. Apple 20th Anniversary Macintosh (1997)
  4. DiVX DVDs (1998)
  5. Concord Eye-Q Go Wireless Digital Camera (2004)
  6. Dell SL320i (1993)
  7. Motorola Rockr E1 (2005)
  8. 3Com Audrey (1999)
  9. Timex Data Link Watch (1995)
  10. WebTV (1995)

Wow, I have heard of most of these products, but there are a few that I never knew about it.  Of these products listed I’ve had AOL, RealPlayer, the Apple Puck Mouse, IE6, Windows ME, and an evil Sony music cd (it messed up 2 computers). 

So what do you think?  Are there any others that you would have liked to have seen on this list?

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