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Throwback Thursday: 8 Big Tech Flops In History

Technology has given us great things that we can’t image life without them however, the industry is not always perfect. Since the late Steve Jobs we always said it was his attention to the details and his ability to see outside of the box that attached his name to so many successful projects however, even he had unsuccessful ventures. Considering the smaller details in your business can make a difference between success or failure. CodeMedia 360 are experts in understanding your needs and providing you the best quality work without exceeding your budget. With industry leading work and customer service pick up the phone today and give us a call.

We have gathered some of the biggest flops in Tech History below. Enjoy

Google does a lot right. Snatching up Android? Pretty solid. Developing amazing software and smartphone tools? Not too bad. Oh, and that search engine isn’t too bad either. But even the biggest companies can’t escape the occasional tech blunder, and Nexus Q was exactly that. Announced in 2012, Google handed out this $300 digital media player known as Nexus Q to everyone attending the 2012 Google I/O conference.

After receiving abysmal feedback (primarily its price versus function disparity), Google pulled the device from its store and basically gave them out for free to whoever actually pre-ordered one. You’ve got to hand it to Google, though. At least they know a bad thing when they see one. Let’s just hope Google Glass (which many of you also mentioned) can avoid future iterations of this list.

Microsoft Kin

The Microsoft Kin should always be at the top of the list when talking about failures in tech. The thing is it was a cool device, just priced very wrong. Similar to the Fire Phone had Amazon given up, scrapped it, and stopped selling it in a few weeks.

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Apple Lisa

The Lisa sucked, slow, over designed, lacking not just the affordability but also the usability of the Mac. Even the Lisa’s most advanced OS features that the Mac lacked, such as preemptive multitasking and protected memory, weren’t very useful on such a hobbled CPU.

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Windows Vista

Windows Vista, which was essentially Windows 7 Beta without the Beta tag.

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What is there to say about Vista? Even after an extended beta period, this notoriously horrible OS was plagued with compatibility issues and was unforgivably slow. There just wasn’t anything to love, and certainly nothing worth abandoning Windows XP for. Luckily, Windows 7 sorted out a lot of the mess Vista created.

Nintendo 64 (Cartridges)

Though I love love love the N64, Nintendo’s decision to stick with carts really blew their dominance in the industry. Especially when considering that they were dipping their foot in the optical media pool, working with Sony to develop a CD add-on for the SNES. Once Nintendo pulled out of the project, the PlayStation was born. Way to shoot yourself in the foot.

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I also love the N64 (GoldenEye, amirite?), but ditching Sony is a painful fact that probably ended up hurting Nintendo more than it helped.


The single biggest blunder in Tech is Alto. Xerox PARC developed the first PC in 1973. They called it Alto. It had a mouse. It had a graphical UI. Instead of licensing it, they let guys like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates look at it and walk away with ideas to be developed later. Xerox could have had a piece of every PC ever sold.

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Microsoft Bob

I wish I could say that Vista was the only operating system on this list, but Microsoft has a penchant for creating software that turns out to be a nightmare (we won’t even talk about Windows ME). Microsoft Bob tried to weirdly reimagine the internet as a house with certain objects standing in for applications. Needless to say, that didn’t go over well and neither did its offensively cute design. Also, the most hated font of all time, Comic Sans, was created for Microsoft Bob. Man, this thing just sucks.


Those cheap little things were easy to carry, and that’s about all they had going for them. They had pathetic hardware that could barely support Windows, which made every task one attempted intensely frustrating.

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