Tech’s Biggest Blunders

We’re having some fun over at InfoWorld today. The end of the year typically sees a proliferation of stories predicting what lies ahead for the tech industry. Instead, with the New Year well underway, we’re taking a look back. Presented for your enjoyment are 25 of tech’s biggest blunders, slip-ups, disappointments, and missed opportunities — the moments that, if anyone could have seen the future, would probably have been done differently.

There’s an element of schadenfreude in this, to be sure. But it’s not just about kicking the players when they’re down. I think of it as a moment to chuckle at our own irrational exuberance and, if we’re lucky, an opportunity to learn from past mistakes.

You guys might have some other doozies that didn’t make my list. Feel free to send them my way, or post them over at And smile, everybody! After all, what’s a few million in venture capital funding down the drain?

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  1. Hi Neil,

    I saw a translated version of your biggest blunders article. I’ve tried the Infoworld link a couple of times – but can’t seem to get it. Could you provide me with a version please.

    Also I would like to maybe work with you on differnet things – our speciality is IT-security – but not the “defending the castle” way – we have another approach.

    I could use someone to look at what we do and give it a few comments. If you want leave me your contact details and we can have a chat via the phone or viatual meeting.

    My contacts are:

    Niels E. Anqvist, CEO & President
    UCY2 ApS (Denmark), UCY2 Inc. (New York)
    mobile +45 23 262 131

    Kind regards,

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