NeXT_Computer - Failure Museum

NeXT Computer

With NeXT, Jobs wanted to create computers for universities and researchers. NeXT was a project where Jobs could regain the control he had lost at Apple, and he was confident enough in this idea to invest $12 million of his own money. In 1988, NeXT ...

Apple PowerMac G4 Cube - Failure Museum

Apple’s Power Mac G4 Cube

Launched in 2000, Apple's Power Mac G4 Cube was conceived by Steve Jobs as a powerful, miniaturized desktop computer.  It was discontinued a year later due to the high cost of the machine compared to its power, its limited expandability, and cosmeti ...

Osborne Computer - Failure Museum

Osborne Computer

Launched 1981 and bankrupt in 1983, Osborne Computer was a pioneering maker of portable computers and struggled under heavy competition. Kaypro Computer had larger screens, Apple Computer had a large software library, and IBM's PC was faster, more ...


One Laptop Per Child

Introduced in 2005 at a cost of $100 when it's competitors cost $1000 or more. Cutting so many corners the laptop barely worked and had less memory and storage than a budget smartphone.

Apple Newton - Failure Museum

Apple Newton

In 1997, the high price and early problems with its handwriting recognition feature limited Apple Newton's sales.