Tech Disasters

John Dvorak, in PC Magazine, lists he 10 worst software disasters of all time. There are all sorts of “bad,” but he focuses on bad software that was hyped as the next big thing and then proved to be a huge flop despite all efforts. Here’s his list (read the article for details on each):

10. Microsoft Bob (1995)
9. Combined category [programing languages]
8. MicroPro Easy, the word processor (1985)
7. Windows 1.0
6. Microsoft Access (circa 1985) [not the database software]
5. TopView (1984)
4. Lotus Symphony (PC) and Lotus Jazz (Macintosh)
3. Framework
2. Microsoft OS/2
1. VisiOn

I would add #11 to that list – Quarterdeck’s DeskView/X

Of that list of 11 how many of those have you used?

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