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By davidstrom
Published: Jul 14 2009 / 01:15

The computing landscape is littered with many innovative but dead products from companies that are no longer with us, or that have been acquired and cast aside. Here’s a brief survey of the most memorable and significant products from such companies, and the role that they have played in getting us to our YouTubeTwitteringFacebook generation, along with the mistakes that made them fail. What’s interesting about this list is how much of what we consider common today was based on innovative thinking of the 1980s and 1990s.
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