December 20, 2012

Was 2012 the Year of Tech Blunders?

John Dvorak, PC Magazine


Every December, there are various end-of-the-year reviews, predictions about the coming year, and "top" lists of products, executives, and even flops. I was stunned to see EE Times partake with a unique "Top 10 tech blunders of 2012."

Compiled by two of its most credible writers, George Leopold and Junko Yoshida, this is risky. Let's go over what the writers came up with.

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