Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Compare cell phone plans using Wirefly's innovative plan comparison tool ×
Desktops (Apple)

Submission + - Fifteen Classic PC Design Mistakes (technologizer.com)

Harry writes: "Once upon a time, it wasn't a given that PC owners should be able to format their own floppy disks. Or that ports should be standard, not proprietary. Or that it was a lousy idea to hardwire a PC's AC adapter, or to put the power supply in the printer so that a printer failure rendered the PC unusable, too. Over at Technologizer, Benj Edwards has taken a look at some of the worst design decisions from personal computing's early years--including ones involving famous flops such as the PCJr, obscure failures such as Mattel's Aquarius, and machines that succeeded despite flaws, like the first Mac. In most instances--but not all--their bad decisions taught the rest of the industry not to make the same errors again."
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Fifteen Classic PC Design Mistakes

Comments Filter:

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get to work.

Working...