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JBoyer
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JBoyer   11/11/2011 8:31:19 PM
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IBM's PS/2 Micro Channel Architecture - Truly the first plug-and-play PCs. Yet another case like the BetaMax where superior technology succumbed to the price-conscience masses.

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nhrollins   11/11/2011 8:02:28 PM
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Probably no one has heard of this, but NABU Networks was a huge turkey mainly because it was 10 years ahead of its time. NABU Networks was an Internet precursor in the 80's that streamed games over TV cable. Those 2 years we had NABU were the best 2 years of my childhood...

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Brakeshoe   11/11/2011 7:07:35 PM
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Microsoft Bob, by a longshot

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ray.mcconnell   11/11/2011 7:06:56 PM
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Um, I think the transputer ended up in most of ST's set top box chip sets. It nearly was chosen by Nokia to be their mobile phone chip, would have got it if they hadn't told the truth about cache sizes (which arm didn't...).

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WireMan0   11/11/2011 6:50:29 PM
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Neural-networks, INMOS Transputer and OCCAM language, PASCAL, APL, cassette-tape storage.

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DutchUncle   11/11/2011 6:50:09 PM
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ISDN was never deployed by the telcos that still had to book years' worth of depreciation on their CAS T1 switches. In Europe, on the other hand, which was still building-out higher capacities, the switch from CAS E1 to ISDN-E1 happened much earlier. Same could be said of the massive build-out of coax cable for TV when fiber optics already existed (though in that case the cost of terminal equipment was still high).

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bwmetz0   11/11/2011 6:39:13 PM
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Atari Lynx, Atari 5200, Atari 7800 (arguably) Turbografx 16 & handheld (should have dominated since games were interchangeable between the two).

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ed llorca   11/11/2011 6:38:06 PM
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APPLE NEWTON

Nihil Obstat (Niky)
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Nihil Obstat (Niky)   11/11/2011 6:37:27 PM
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Osborne's second portable computer never saw sun light. Some engineers begun to talk about the next up-coming Osborne (Executive?); purchases of the Osborne 1 stoped and the company closed. A shame...

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bwmetz0   11/11/2011 6:36:29 PM
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Wasn't Microsoft in bed with IBM on the original OS/2, then ceased the relationshp just before releasing NT 3.51? Or was it just be fore NT 4?

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