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Author Topic: 15 Biggest Tech Disappointments of 2007  (Read 3379 times)
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« on: December 17, 2007, 08:37:21 AM »

No surprise that Microsoft heads the list of tech disappointments for 2007. Apple comes in second with its iPhone price cut and multiple Leopard faults.



Dan Tynan of PC World has the full list, but Microsoft leads everyone with Zune, Office 2007, and of course, Vista. Just to go back in the time machine, here's what PC World teased us with Vista back in late 2006. The silver lining in the software cloud that was 2007 is that more people tried — and stayed with — their new OS. Most every new OS X and GNU/Linux user was a former Windows user. The rest of the list is interesting, as Tynan explains how relevant Net Neutrality is now.
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THE 15 BIGGEST TECH DISAPPOINTMENTS OF 2007
15. Box Unpopuli: Amazon Unbox
14. Screwed up to the Max: Municipal WiMax
13. Web 2 Woe: Social Networks
12. Just Another Oxymoron: Internet Security
11. Singing an Old Familiar Zune: Microsoft Zune
10. Is Anyone Listening?: Wireless Carriers
09. Sorry, We Already Gave: Office 2007
08. Needs To Change Its Spots: Apple "Leopard" OS 10.5
07. Cannot be Completed as Dialed: Voice Over IP
06. Un-Neutral: The Broadband Industry
05. The Great, The Bad, The Ugly: Apple iPhone
04. In a Sorry State: Yahoo
03. The Anti-Social Network: Facebook Beacon
02. What Is It Good For: The High-Def Format War
01. No Wow, No How: Windows Vista
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2007, 08:47:47 AM »

I don't understand why some products are on that list, considering critical and market success, and lack of heavy bashing against them (unlike Vista Grin). Also, as always happens with these kind of lists, they're too U.S. centered, half of what's mentioned there does not bother the rest of the world.
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2007, 09:24:05 AM »

One of my biggest disappointments: flash- and hybrid drive performance (or the lack of it), especially considering their insane pricetags. But it'll hopefully get better & cheaper, to the point where we'll all go zooooom.
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2007, 11:40:25 AM »

Also, as always happens with these kind of lists, they're too U.S. centered, half of what's mentioned there does not bother the rest of the world.

That's because the rest of the world doesn't matter. tongue

Actually, I think it's because most of these lists are written by US companies/websites so all they know is US tech, plus they're writing for a US audience.
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