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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Business is war ... and they lost

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  • Company: Commodore Business Machines
  • Born: 1962
  • Died: 1994
  • Cause of Death: Bad product decisions leading to bankruptcy
  • Founder: Jack Tramiel
  • Most well-known product(s): Pet, Vic-20, Commodore 64, Commodore 128, Amiga
  • Why we miss them: We cut our computing teeth on Commodores.
  • Lasting image/quote: "Business is war." -Jack Tramiel

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