June 6, 2002 4:27PM
edited January 2014
Reply 1 of 10
June 6, 2002 4:43PM
Every company has its flops...
Eworld, Newton, G4 Cube, Apple III, Lisa, Macintosh Portable come to mind...
Other items of note are Copland, Test Drive a Macintosh (fsck you Sculley), AppleLink, Cloning Liscenses, and the flaming PowerBook 5300.
Also let us not forget Sculley and Spindler.
I'm sure Microsoft's total list is much longer but you get the point.
Reply 2 of 10
June 6, 2002 6:24PM
X-Box ain't dead yet.
Reply 3 of 10
June 6, 2002 6:37PM
The author of that article is an unabashed Microsoft hater. Even if Gates and Co. managed to deliver computing perfection, he would find something to complain about.
Reply 4 of 10
June 6, 2002 6:40PM
Nah. groverat's right, it'll drag on forever. It's M$'s way of getting PCs into every home so they can charge for services etc.
It would be nice if Xbox got snuffed like a cute puppy in a toilet bowl but realistically M$ are going to keep trying 'til they get it right.
Reply 5 of 10
June 7, 2002 2:14PM
[quote]Originally posted by FotNS:
<strong>The author of that article is an unabashed Microsoft hater. Even if Gates and Co. managed to deliver computing perfection, he would find something to complain about.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Do you think this from reading the article or know this from past articles ( links would be great )? I read the article and it didn't seem like MS bashing.
Reply 6 of 10
June 7, 2002 3:59PM
X-box live is what's interesting. If they can create online communities with integrated forums and IM chatting, then it COULD be a killer-app.
[quote]Do you think this from reading the article or know this from past articles ( links would be great )? I read the article and it didn't seem like MS bashing.<hr></blockquote>
I know his viewpoints from a few articles, and from his tv show 'silicon spin'. The show used to be half-decent when they had 4 guests on to debate live. Now he just talks to a few people via satellite, and few issues aside from what he wants to discuss get any time. He's not a microsoft fan, but he's pretty cynical all the way around.
Reply 7 of 10
June 7, 2002 4:16PM
How dare you call the Newton a failure!
Reply 8 of 10
June 8, 2002 1:21AM
I wouldnt call it a flop. Its sold fairly well, and it has some impressive titles coming up for it. However I see this as a hard time for the console market because I think that people are finally starting to understand how limiting a controller is...
Reply 9 of 10
June 8, 2002 1:37AM
Reply 10 of 10
June 8, 2002 3:28PM
Yeah, giant backup of the colon. Definitely.
I call anything that even Microsoft deems unworthy of production Smackware.