Ten Stupid Computer Tricks

I found this article to be very interesting and entertaining.  Here is the link to PC World.

The ten biggest technology blunders listed in the article are:

  • Yahoo fails to acquire Facebook in 2006.
  • in 2000, Real Networks passed on the music player design that became the iPod
  • Sony and Toshiba battle over HD-DVD standards starting in 2002.
  • Digital Research, inventor of the CPM operating system, turns down IBM in 1980, opening the way for DOS and Microsoft
  • Xerox invents the personal computer in 1973, does nothing to market it, but shows it to Steve Jobs and Bill Gates in 1979.
  • The recording industry sues Napster in 1999, missing the chance to partner on a transformative distribution and sales model.
  • CompuServe misses the chance to rule the Internet in the 1990’s by letting AOL carpet bomb user with free CDs and unlimited pricing.
  • Newspapers fail to see the Internet as a low cost method of distribution and fail to compete with Craigslist for advertising.
  • OpenText abandons web search in 1995, sacrificing a three year lead over Google.
  • Microsoft saves Apple in 1999 with a $150 million investment.

The entire article is worth the read.


About the Author:

I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at http://wyzguyscybersecurity.com

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