21 episodes

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.

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    • 4.9 • 124 Ratings

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.

    Windows Vista

    Windows Vista

    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.

    • 48 min
    The Apple Lisa

    The Apple Lisa

    In the early 1980s, Apple launched a computer with a GUI and mouse ... that wasn't the Macintosh.

    • 38 min
    The Google Graveyard Draft

    The Google Graveyard Draft

    Google has a knack for shutting down products. This episode, Stephen and Quinn talk about a handful of them.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Palm Foleo

    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.

    • 46 min
    ROKR: The iTunes Phone

    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.

    • 52 min
    The Motorola RAZR

    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.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

Rishió ,

Magic Cap

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!

Lord person the 3rd ,

So enjoyable

I love listening because there is no other podcast like it. One of my top favorite podcasts.

Jrhd437 ,

Great show

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.

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