Anyone who has ever piloted a Segway or watched a Betamax knows that the tech world isn't always a meritocracy. Good products can be trampled by inferior ones, and unpredictable consumers can make frustrating choices (Blu-ray, anyone?). More likely, though, is that the product was just a stupid idea in the first place. CollegeHumor has posted a sort of revisionist consumer history in which a bunch of popular products have actually lost the marketing battles against their competitors. [CollegeHumor]
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No, sorry... just naming things that we recognize is not humor. I've spent 10 years explaining this to Dane Cook, I don't have time for you too, Giz.