C|Net's Top Ten Vaporware of 2006

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    Category: Opinion/Interviews
    Link: C|Net's Top Ten Vaporware of 2006
    Description:: "Pull back the red curtain and dim the lights. It's the 9th annual presentation of the Wired News Vaporware Awards, our ode to the year's top technology products promised, hyped and scheduled, but not delivered."

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    I'd kind of forgotten about it, but I was sad to see that adaptive keyboard made the list as having never been released... :( Hopefully it will at some point; it seems like it would be a lot of fun. Although I doubt I'd have been camping out at the store to buy one.

    Actually, what struck me was that I really don't want/need any of these technologies. Well, maybe if SED had been here.... but I have an LCD now and I'm sticking with it!
     
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    Surprised to see that the iPhone (or whatever Apple may-or-may-not call it now) is not in the list!

    EDIT: Oh wait, it does get an honorable mention.
     
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    adrianblaine

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    You just needed to read the introduction instead of diving straight into the list :)

     
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    Is Duke Nukem Forever really in production? It is almost too unreal to believe it's actually being worked on.
     
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    dornoforpyros

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    Yeah I read the vaporware awards every year, and putting Duke Nukem Forever on the list isn't nearly as funny as they seem to think it is.
     
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    mkrishnan

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    I think it's their Powerbook G5. :D
     
  8. macrumors Core

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    its a shame about that keyboard, could be awesome.

    at least Vista/longhorn isn't on the list anymore, right?:p
     
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    mkrishnan

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    *goes to find C|Net Top Ten Sucky Releases of 2006 List*

    :D
     
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    haha, but won't that be 07? consumers have to wait until then. :p
    i suppose in that case i could've made both lists
     
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    Among other things, it's no longer color, and the announced price is $1,200. Are you sure you don't want to camp out for it? ;)

    --Eric
     
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    :eek: :D

    Better only sell it to neat-freaks. Can you imagine how you'll feel when your $1200 keyboard gets all ratty and nasty? :eek:
     
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    I've thought the same also, how much money has been spent? And how could they possibly recoup the outlay and turn a profit?
     

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