Dearly Departed: Companies and Products That Didn't Deserve to Die
Some products just didn't deserve to die. But they did, because the companies made bad business decisions. We revisit several of our favorites--from minicomputers to software utilities--and mourn the best and brightest that died an untimely death.
Cause of Death: The market for DOS utilities collapsed
Founders: Therese E. Myers and Gary Pope
Most well-known product(s): QEMM, DESQview
Why we miss them: They let us multitask in a single task environment.
Lasting image/quote: "When we started out, people were saying they never did several things at the same time on their PCs. They said, "Hey, I only use WordPerfect," or "I never use anything but 1-2-3." But we've seen tremendous growth in environments; it just took forever for that to happen." -Therese Myers, president, Quarterdeck, 1990