Over the course of a typical year, there are thousands of exciting gadgets released, operating systems updated, and innovations announced. We geeks get a little overexcited at times, and joyfully lap up these things faster than a cat drinking cream.
However, not all technological advances turn out to be as good as we had hoped, or, more likely, had been led to believe by overzealous PR people. These quickly become tech disappointments, shattering our hopes for what could have been.
For this week’s We Ask You, we’re looking to compile a list of the biggest tech disappointments of all time, and we need your help making it happen.
We want to know, What’s The Biggest Tech Disappointment You Have Ever Experienced?
This is a simple enough question, but one which may require a certain amount of thinking on your part. You’ll have to trawl through your longterm memory banks to determine which technology news, release, or announcement disappointed you more than any other.
Anything goes really, as long as it’s somehow connected to technology, and you found yourself disappointed by it. However, for those still struggling with such a vague question, we do have some examples to offer.
Tim Brookes previously posted opinion pieces looking at the biggest tech disappointments of 2011 and the biggest tech disappointments of 2012. In 2011 these included webOS and the BlackBerry PlayBook, while in 2012 these included Apple Maps and the Facebook IPO.
Other things that could rank high on your list of tech disappointments are certain video games which promised much but delivered little (Duke Nukem Forever, perhaps, or even Destiny), or a particular website you loved being shuttered (Google Reader springs to mind).
Essentially, if you have been left disappointed by technology in any way, we want to hear about it. We’ll then use your personal stories of woe to compile a list of the biggest tech disappointments of all time. But to make that happen, we need you to comment below answering the question asked in the title of this post. Please. Pretty please? Don’t make us beg.
Have Your Say
All comments will be read and most will be replied to, before a follow-up post is published containing the We Ask You Results. One reader will win Comment Of The Week, receiving a geeky T-shirt chosen from those available through the catalog for their effort.
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