Not all tech products succeed once on the market, and some are killed off with little warning. Flashback looks back at failed tech products to see what we can learn by studying their demises. Hosted by Quinn Nelson and Stephen Hackett.
The story of Windows Vista is a complicated one. Born from a long and troubled development cycle, it wasn't free of problems at launch, but hardware OEMs and others didn't do much to help its reputation.
The Apple Lisa
In the early 1980s, Apple launched a computer with a GUI and mouse ... that wasn't the Macintosh.
The Google Graveyard Draft
Google has a knack for shutting down products. This episode, Stephen and Quinn talk about a handful of them.
The Palm Foleo
A phone. An email terminal. A web-browsing portable companion. A phone. An email terminal. A web-browsing portable companion.
Are you getting it? These are not three devices.
It's two devices, and we're calling them your Palm phone and Foleo.
ROKR: The iTunes Phone
A year and a half before the iPhone was introduced, Apple took the stage to announce a very, very different product: the iTunes phone, built in partnership with Motorola and Cingular.
The Motorola RAZR
This week, Quinn and Stephen talk about one of the world's first cool phones, and how its parent company was bent on destroying its good name.
Love this podcast! Having owned a Newton, Magic Link and Palm Pilot back in highschool, I’m brought back to to the genius of these devices, what we brought forward from them, and what we left behind. I even was part of a Magic Cap users club where we got to meet the CEO along some remarkable people like Andy Hertzfeld and Bill Atkinson. I’m only on the first episode, but look forward to future ones. I hope they get to BeOS!
I love listening because there is no other podcast like it. One of my top favorite podcasts.
I really love retro tech. This show is well done, entertaining, and reminds me of tech of old (and not so old). I wish they were still releasing new episodes.