Dumbest technologies of all time?

For every iPhone, Wii, and Facebook (i.e., innovate technologies that are actually successful), there are thousands of hardware and software ideas that must have seemed like goods ideas at the time…at least for the inventors.

Really, how many people want to smell the Internet?

The creators of DigiScents apparently thought that this was a piece of tech that we just couldn’t wait to get our hands noses on.

DigiScents: Experience the odor of a crowded E3 showfloor.

DigiScents: Experience the odor of a crowded E3 showfloor.

Shockingly, this business venture was not successful.

For the full list including the VirtualBoy (“Failure to comply with instructions may result in permanent eye injury”), a remote control for your car stereo (for those who don’t want to reach an extra 5 inches), and the Apple mouse that resembled a urinal puck, check out the original article.

“But sometimes those selfsame gizmos and services, despite all the headlines, hype and millions of man hours poured into their creation, turn out to be steaming piles of excrement instead – hence the list we have here.”

 

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Posted on May 25, 2009, in Fail, Gadgets, Hardware and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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