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25 Years of Tech Blunders

It was supposed to be a cheap PC, but the machine didn’t run much of the software used on a typical PC. The PCjr’s chiclet keyboard was also roundly criticized. Even worse, the machine was the most expensive in its category, and its limited expansion capabilities doomed it for business use. Interesting idea, but bad execution killed the machine little more than a year later.

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IBM PCjr (1984-1985)

It was supposed to be a cheap PC, but the machine didn’t run much of the software used on a typical PC. The PCjr’s chiclet keyboard also was roundly criticized. Even worse, the machine was the most expensive in its category, and its limited expansion capabilities doomed it for business use. Interesting idea, but bad execution killed the machine little more than a year later.

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