The nature of technology means that today’s cutting-edge gadget or service is often tomorrow’s old news. So it’s easy for once-mighty tech brands to get left behind, whether because they’re displaced by better technology, or because the marketing department decided it was time for something new.
We’ve highlighted 25 tech brands that were either huge hits or had huge hype over the last 25 years or so — brands that you’re far less likely to be using today. Click on each brand for a mini-profile — what they meant at their prime, and what they’re up to now — or scroll through the list beginning here (use the scroll keys to the right of the text, under the “Tech’s Forgotten Brands” graphic).
9. Cyberian Outpost
11. Egghead Software
19. Packard Bell
21. Silicon Graphics
24. U.S. Robotics
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