A decade of FAIL - ten years of tech that missed the mark
It gives us no pleasure whatsoever to announce the biggest tech failure of the past decade belongs to Microsoft.
Hey, it's nothing to do with us - if you want to have a pop at some two-bit, half-arsed Windows haters who couldn't write their way out of a colouring book, leave us out of it and take it up with that other bunch of amateurs - TIME Magazine.
In their article "The 10 Biggest tech Failures of the Past Decade", Windows Vista rocks in at top spot, and rightly so:
"According to research site Net Applications, as of last month Vista's global share of PC operating systems was less than 24%. Windows XP had 62% of the market and Apple's (AAPL) OS X product had over 9%."
Of course, it's not only Microsoft that has screwed up in the last ten years - the finger can be pointed at plenty of other causes, although we should warn you that some BW readers will go apoplectic over the list that follows:
We don't tend to think off YouTube as a failure, partly because it'sso rich in content and so widely linked to, however "Credit Suisse estimate that YouTube will lose $470 million this year primarily due to the costs of the storage and bandwidth required to run the website" meaning that the video hosting site "would have to triple its revenue just to break even."
And oh look, there's Microsoft. Again.