July 31, 2009, 11:00 AM — Why, Oh, Why Were These Tech Gadgets Made?
New Coke. Chia pets. Ashton Kutcher. All are bad ideas that should have been snuffed out before they emerged into public consciousness. All are things that make you scratch your head and say, "What in God's name were they thinking?"
Unfortunately, the tech world is full of such ungainly monstrosities, from wireless displays that cost more than entire computers, to nausea-inducing game systems, and on to singing deer heads. We've dived into the Dumpster of tech history and returned to the surface clutching the worst of the worst--so far.
Join us as we count down 10 pieces of benighted technology that should never have seen the light of day.
Republished with permission from PC World. (View original version.)
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