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Archive for the ‘all time worst apple products’ Category
__SPACER__ By far the worst Macintosh ever in history, with so many design flaws and corners cut.<p /><p />You can read the full horrifying list here: http://lowendmac.com/tech/x200.shtml
__SPACER__ The IIvi was only on the market for four months. It gave a whif was what was to come as Apple continued to slide into the gray goo of imagination-less corporate America, under Sculley<p /><p />When, marketing guru, Sculley was hired from Pepsi, he was asked whether he wanted to change the world or sell sugared water. Unfortunately he didn't know the difference.
__SPACER__ Its very hard to pinpoint exactly what was wrong with the Powerbook Duo - as an idea it was fairly sound, but the problem was that as a product line it was a second rate computer with a first rate cable management system.<p /><p />These days a raised plinth serves for what the duo dock was trying to achieve, and in many ways the idea of attaching a laptop to a bigger screen is increasingly becoming the de facto standard.
__SPACER__ There are some people who consider the Color Classic to be the Quintessential Mac, just like there are some people who are slide rule enthusiasts.<p /><p />The Mac in a box was long in the tooth when the plus was released, but to extend the form factor which fundamentally constrained the screen to previous limitations of cost and technology, to a ten year life-span, was fairly willful.
__SPACER__ If you want to win a trivia quiz, the Network Server 500 was the first Apple machine to run Unix. Unfortunately it wasn't OSX but IBM's proprietary flavor, AIX.<p /><p />The network server was the result of Apple flailing around looking for new markets, rather than focusing or innovating.
__SPACER__ The Powerbook G3 Series is not to be confused with the powerbook G3 (the word series is part of the name).<p /><p />Its really not that bad, but there is something half-assed about it. Its has arty curves but none of the exuberance or flair of later Apple designs. Apple had not quite come out of the closet yet, with this machine.
__SPACER__ There is a point in product design where making something smaller actually makes it worse, like the unusable, miniature cellphones in Zoolander.<p /><p />Making the shuffle smaller than its first generation version meant that it had to have a separate cradle adapter to connect to a computer for managing or recharging, ruining part of its simplicity.
__SPACER__ The iMac was one of those things that was borderline genius/insane. Looking back it is one of the worst things that iVes [sic] ever designed, and yet it was this iMac, candy-shop, style of design, put Apple squarely back on track.<p /><p />The iBook crosses that fine line. It is insanely ugly.
__SPACER__ at the time of writing, this week is the 10th anniversary of the death of the Newton, with the release of its last ever version, the message pad 2100.<p /><p />Like many things Apple, the Newton was not all bad. It was a technological marvel, but it had been originally released as an unfinished product and was a form factor that sat uncomfortably between pocket and folio sized.