One for each platform!!
Any operating system that provokes a campaign for its predecessor’s reintroduction deserves to be classed as terrible technology. Any operating system that quietly has a downgrade-to- previous-edition option introduced for PC makers deserves to be classed as terrible technology. Any operating system that takes six years of development but is instantly hated by hordes of PC professionals and enthusiasts deserves to be classed as terrible technology.
Windows Vista conforms to all of the above. Its incompatibility with hardware, its obsessive requirement of human interaction to clear security dialogue box warnings and its abusive use of hated DRM, not to mention its general pointlessness as an upgrade, are just some examples of why this expensive operating system earns the final place i
Apple Puck Mouse
Apple shipped the hockey puck-shaped mouse with the iMac G3 in 1998. What in Jobs’ name was this supposed to bring the user? This obscenely unusable excuse for a human interface device was one of Apple’s most abject creations. It had a single button that was difficult to find without looking and made the experience of ‘mousing’ totally rubbish — you didn’t know which way it was pointing.
In all fairness, it did have one redeeming innovation — the puck was the first mouse to use the USB standard as its method of connectivity.
The puck mouse was discontinued around 2000. Good riddance ‘n’ that.
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