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16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick

You might remember the products. You might remember the hype. Then, you are tooling down highway 41 years later and all of a sudden you think to yourself – “Hey, whatever happened to…” Failed ideas. Maybe it was a great idea, but wasn’t made right, or design errors brought it down. Maybe it was just a bad product. Well, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and see if we cannot repeat these errors again. Oh yeah, why 16? Well because we could. The Computer Watch: Whether it was the Ruputer, the MSN Direct ‘Smart’ Watches, the Timex Data Link...

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Bing, Bang, Bust

It’s almost impossible to look at any news site without seeing another puff piece for Microsoft’s newest attempt to become a player in internet search, Bing, which, according to the link, is coming soon. I unhesitatingly predict that it will be the Cuil of 2009. Remember Cuil?

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Welcome to the Mess we call Social Networking

I am reminded of the Billy Joel tune “We Didn’t Start the Fire”. In the song he chronicles history in about 4 minutes 40 seconds. The chorus says “We didn’t start the fire, It was always burning since the world’s been turning. Well, we DID start the Internet, and we DID start Web 2.0 and Social Networking. Now it’s ignited and it’s time to fight it. With new ideas coming out daily and web sites popping up left and right, it’s confusing to know what is going to be the next big thing and what’s gonna fizzle. Better yet, whats...

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Webware 100 Winners – Who won, and what’s new.

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (2.3MB) Podcast (quickcast): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:01 — 2.3MB) Web Apps.  Can we live without them anymore? What did we ever do without them? Webware put out it’s top 100 and we’re going to go through them and see what was good, what was bad, and what was… well, you know.. Webware is a site dedicated to watching what is popping up out on the internet. Any application that a web developer puts out will be checked out and reported on by this organization. It’s a good thing, too....