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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Lack of cash trumped innovation

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  • Company: Amiga
  • Born: 1982
  • Died: 1984
  • Cause of Death: Lack of funding; acquired by Commodore
  • Founders: Jay Miner, Dave Morse and R.J. Mical
  • Most well-known product(s): Amiga chipset
  • Why we miss them: Great graphics, great sound and a GUI in a command-line world.
  • Lasting image/quote: The "Guru Meditation" when the OS crashed.

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