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The Dumbest Products of the Decade

The 2000s were a decade of great innovation. These products weren't part of it. Remembering Crocs, the Segway, and other comical wares that will keep us laughing for years to come.
The Dumbest Products of the Decade
Windows Vista
It's never good to have the phrase "New Coke" thrown around after a product launches, but that was the label that stuck to Windows Vista. Five years in the making, Vista consumers complained about speed, bugs, hardware incompatibility, even a poor selection of built-in games. Microsoft claims sales were fine and Vista lived up to expectations, but they sure got Windows 7 out quickly. As the kids say, FAIL. Some good did come out of the debacle, though. Vista provided more fodder for John Hodgman as the delightful "PC" in the long-running Mac ads that poke fun of Vista.
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Last updated: Dec 16, 2009


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