Released in 1995 and discontinued in 1996, Microsoft Bob was a cartoon interface designed to be a more user friendly interface for Windows. Bob was criticized in the media and did not gain wide acceptance with users as the interface was slower and m ...
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.
Prior to being shut down in 2002, millions of the cat-shaped bar-code scanners were shipped for free, in hopes that people would use them to scan specially marked bar codes to visit Internet sites. This was no easier than typing a link.
Released in 2006, the Chumby was an internet-connected version of an otherwise dumb object. This original Chumby was an internet alarm clock with a touchscreen.
In 1977, unitary franchised stores owned by local pharmacists lost to discount chains who did block purchasing.
In 2019, hoped subscribers wouldn’t use the service regularly — like gyms, which use no-show subscribers to financially offset their heavy users.