PC World Ranks the Worst Tech Products

Posted on June 1, 2006

PC World has a list of the Top 25 worst tech products of all time. AOL, which has always been picked on more than it should be, topped the PC World list.

Picking our list wasn't exactly rocket science; it was more like group therapy. PC World staffers and contributors nominated their candidates and then gave each one the sniff test. We sought the worst of the worst--operating systems that operated badly, hardware that never should have left the factory, applications that spied on us and fed our data to shifty marketers, and products that left a legacy of poor performance and bad behavior.
Some of the tech products on the list include: Microsoft IE6, PointCast, Iomega Zip Drive, CueCat and Digiscents. It isn't a list any manufacturer or software developer wants to be on yet it includes products from giants like AOL, Microsoft, Gateway and Sony.

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