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10 Technologies That Failed To Retain Their Dominance

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 16 September 2013, 13:54 Hrs   |    4 Comments
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Bangalore:  There were technologies that were fervently celebrated by the consumers and dreaded by competitors. They had ruled the tech world like undefeatable lords with bright future. But now their glory is now extinct. Maybe because consumers developed a new taste for better things or they fell to competitors. Read on to know 10 technologies that failed to retain their dominance as compiled by ITWORLD.

#1 Wang word processor

In 1970s Wang Laboratories brought a word processor which stored text on tape that could be replayed, allowing pages to be edited later. It was the only one of its times, and got instant popularity.  By the 1980s, Wang's word processing started focusing more on Office Information System and later it grabbed 80 percent of the world's large corporations.

But the technology didn’t survive till 1992, as the company’s founder An Wang focused more on his rivalry with IBM and refused to explore the possibility of IBM-compatible PCs. Within a few years, more general-purpose machines had made Wang's word processors redundant. The company later on went bankrupt in 1992.

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Reader's comments(4)
1: Where is Nokia?
Posted by:Mohan - 24 Dec, 2013
2: good
Posted by:BL Sunil - 26 Oct, 2013
3: Excellent of Technologies that failed to retain their dominance. But they once rated as the best ones.
Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),India
Posted by:Anumakonda - 17 Sep, 2013
4: IBM PC, for example, is not a technology, more of a product adopting a variant of a technology....isn't it?
Maybe title can be tech/businesses that didn't survive....
Posted by:Sitaraman - 16 Sep, 2013