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.

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It's not easy being Pink ...

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  • Company: Taligent
  • Born: 1988
  • Died: 1998
  • Cause of Death: Death of CEO Dick Guarino
  • Founder: Spun off from Apple as joint project with IBM
  • Most well-known product(s): "Pink" (TalOS), CommonPoint
  • Why we miss them: They had a great vision, though it was marred by political battles between the partners.
  • Lasting image/quote: "In 1992, the earth shook: IBM and Apple clasped hands and pronounced themselves allies. From this union sprang Taligent, a small Cupertino, California, company that's now developing nothing less than a universal operating system." -MacWorld, 1994

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