Tuesday, January 3, 2012

When Things Don't Go as Planned

If you're reading this, then you definitely know that I absolutely love anything to do with Tech!!!

However, not all tech is good and not all tech companies make the best decisions.  I mean, hey, we're all human right?  Despite the fact that large corporations are supposed to weigh decisions carefully and do a fair amount of research before making drastic changes, sometimes things just don't' work out as planned.


One of the articles that I read over my Christmas break was from CNN.com and it was entitled "Doh!  The top 10 tech 'fails' of 2011".  It was a fairly non-biased and straightforward piece about some products and decisions that were made that just didn't go over like they were planned.


The list?  Here it is:

  • Weiner on Twitter
  • Go Daddy's SOPA misstep
  • 'Duke Nukem Forever'
  • The other tablets
  • Game off at PlayStation Network
  • iPhones and bars don't' mix
  • Netflix-Qwixster
  • PayPal plays Scrooge
  • iPhone 4S battery life
  • Bad year for BlackBerry


It's a good article and I think everyone can learn something from it.  I'm a firm believer that we all learn tons more from our failures than from our successes.  In fact, one of the things I like to do is to try and learn as much about the failures that have occurred in this world.  In that way, I'm hoping to learn how to avoid making those types of mistakes myself… and believe me I've made more than most of you.


So if you'd like to read the article, and I highly recommend you do, you can find it here.

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