The 25 Worst Tech Products Of All Time

Submitted by: ILoveLove 10 years ago in Tech
http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,125772,00.asp

PC World"s list of the worst tech products. Not surprisingly, AOL is #1.
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Female 1,426
yep, it worked on firefox
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Female 1,426

[img]http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/4439/internetexplorercannotdisplaythewebpageef2.png[/img]
Lol it didn`t show up. Was internet explorer on the list?
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Male 26
^^^^ "the aol cds that the send you in the mail are funny.
They send you a cd to try their set up, and it says you can have 1500 hours of use or so. But usually they give you a deadline of use, like, "only good after 15 days" and usually, there are not enough hours in the time given to use all the hours up before it expires! I found that hilarious when I figured that out."

the aol cd`s are also funny because inside the booklet it says "your own unique personal password:Example"
and "your own unique personal login:Example" and if you look in different booklets he "unique" paswwords and logins are all the same :p

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Male 1,866
`cause you`re a retard, pay the same amount of money, for a different system thingy, like msn, or yahoo, or shaw, or even telus, it absolutely kicks the crap out of over-priced AOL.
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Male 106
Zerocyde i think you and the rest of you other aol haters have had a bad experience, for me its been great :!!!!
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Female 706
the aol cds that the send you in the mail are funny.
They send you a cd to try their set up, and it says you can have 1500 hours of use or so. But usually they give you a deadline of use, like, "only good after 15 days" and usually, there are not enough hours in the time given to use all the hours up before it expires! I found that hilarious when I figured that out.
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Male 1,066
More like AOHell....
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Male 3,255
"i dont get why AOL is number one, i`ve been a customer for atleast 6 years no problems, communication is fine only paying £19 p/month for 2mbps broadband and am loving the experience"

Because you dont know any better. Sorry, but now matter how good you think it is, it is nothing but spyware/adware.

You only need 3 things to access the internet, a username, a password, and a phonenumber. And thouse are the LAST 3 things aol gives you.

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Female 427
Teehee number four was Windows ME. That makes me happy, I hate Windows ME with a passion and that is all they have at my school because they get a major discount, cheaper than 98. Hmmm, I wonder why.
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Female 509
wow one post.
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Female 193
that was pretty helpful actually
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Male 506
Lol, I wasn`t surprised that about 5 of the products were microsoft.
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Female 294
lol i think i have IE 6. those glasses are cool! and i want that ismell!!! =~D
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Male 80
Thats cool.
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Male 1,225
^ I agree with AOL on top because you can get rid of real player simply by clicking on delete.

Also, I got the Lion King CD-Rom for Christmas... and my dad didn`t have a peaceful night`s sleep for two weeks because my sister and I wanted it to work so badly...

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Female 6
[quote]On 5/30/2006 9:04:05 AM faygo wrote: Finally some public bashing of stupid ass Real Player. Why do companies still use this?! It just screams we`re out of touch with our consumers when they do. [/quote]
That should have been #1.
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Male 615
I kinda want the smell thing...it looks interesting...
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Female 879
That was actually inetersting to me. I thought I would have no idea what most of the stuff on the list actually was, but a bunch of the programs I remember-and I remember them sucking.
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Male 1,882
AOL sucks!
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Male 1,152
some i remember, some i have, some i had no clue about...interesting find.
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Female 127
i`ve had 4 things out of that whole list. at least i didn`t have more.
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Male 1,365
AOL is the worst product ever, what about spam advertising, that is more frustrating than AOL, or spyware, even low risk screws up the computers ability to perform.
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Male 339
ZING!
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Male 651
A major beef I have with AOL is not just its practice of refusing to cancel people`s memberships, but the community is full of stuck-up preteen retards who type "liek dis" and don`t even understand what a school is for (much like the I-A-B community.)
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Male 594
God I hate Real Player.
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Male 374
i want that ismell thing!
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Male 106
also i didnt see microsofts Paper clip there
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Male 106
i dont get why AOL is number one, i`ve been a customer for atleast 6 years no problems, communication is fine only paying £19 p/month for 2mbps broadband and am loving the experience
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Male 339
They make nice coasters...
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Male 54
good list! I love the last line of AOL: "the online service for people who don`t know any better."

I collect their CD`s. I like to think I`m tearing down the AOL empire, one cd at a time.

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Male 339
Finally some public bashing of stupid ass Real Player. Why do companies still use this?! It just screams we`re out of touch with our consumers when they do.
Microsoft Bob is also responsible for giving us Comic Sans (for the type snobs out there)
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Male 230
The Puck Mouse from Mac only got an honourable mention?

OY VEY

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Male 1,115
hahahaha, first 2 are Real player and AOL, I`m happy.
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Male 132
i hate pc world... its such a horrible atmosphere in the shops!
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Male 1,478
well, i was on swarm, and somebody was looking at the articles on pcworld, so I followed them, looked through and found this! I SAW THIS TWO DAYS AGO.
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Male 120
There have been quite a few worse items out there. Sounds like a kid who can`t understand why black & white TV isn`t in color.
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Female 1,972
I thought CueCat would have been a higher up luzr
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Female 60
I have heard of some of those good thing i did`t get those
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Male 239
I want those glasses...
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Female 242
I got the Lion King CD ROM in Christmas of 1994...it worked for me, though!
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Female 1,033
thats hilarious that AOL was #1
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Male 820
an eyetop wearable dvd player sounds like the thing off true lies. awesome gadget, but yes, pretty crappy after a while
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Female 21
Link: The 25 Worst Tech Products Of All Time [Rate Link] - PC World`s list of the worst tech products. Not surprisingly, AOL is #1.
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