Have you ever owned a computer that made you want to pull your hair out? Have you ever wondered where that computer would fall on the scale of the worst computers of all time?
Well, I just received an email pointing to an article with a rather interesting "info-graphic" that takes us through the some of the most loathed computers and the features that drove their owners mad.
Name a computer problem and one of these computers probably had it. From slow processor speeds to computers that would turn on in the middle of the night to computers that would melt discs, the problems go on and on.
I discovered some really interesting "stuff" here, such as the fact that the Apple Mac Portable
(which actually weighed in at a chunky 16 pounds) was the first commercial PC to be used in space. Also, they show the original price of each machine along with that price adjusted for inflation. Knowing the computing power you can get for your dollar today, some of these prices make your eyes water…Click Here
to see the original piece.
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