Monday, 9 April 2007

Technology that just disapears

Ed over at Pocket PC Thoughts has come up with yet another list of technology that came on strong and then just disappeared. He doesn't mean things like floppy drives which just got replaced by better technology; he refers to software which in theory should be able to evolve with people's demands. His list includes:

  • Netscape Browser - the first browser for the masses
  • Commodore Computing - The Commodore 64 was the first computer for home users to have real penetration into the market
  • PalmOS - The only thing left of PalmOS is a 5 year old platform being held together with spit and bailing wire to ineffectively keep up with today's mobile computing needs.
  • WordPerfect - WordPerfect was the de facto standard word processor, especially in legal firms.

[source: Pocket PC Thoughts]