Worst tech innovation you’ve seen over the past 10 to 15 years?

The modem. I mean, for me that was painful, just the whole concept of dial up and you had to have two landlines in your house. What was a landline? And then if you were on the modem and somebody picked up the phone and ended your call that's probably where I would start.

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The modem. I mean, for me that was painful, just the whole concept of dial up and you had to have two landlines in your house. What was a landline? And then if you were on the modem and somebody picked up the phone and ended your call that's probably where I would start.
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There seems like there are lots of middle of the road bad ones for me that I've dealt with. I would say that, in general, the worst tech I've dealt with is actually not a particular company but service provided by an industry. As a deployer of global infrastructure, it was WAN service providers. I went a decade and a half before I had a company that could tell me when there was a problem on the network before my customers told me and that company was Masergy and they're still one of the only companies that will actually tell you before your customers tell you that there's something wrong with the network.
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Ransomware. If you use the definition of innovation as bringing an existing solution to a new market then you have to accept the bad as well as the good. From an ethical tech perspective, ransomware would have to be the worst innovation
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So, I'm going to say the iPod, and this is really an answer based on any single-use device because they're obsolete within a year. So, there's a number of different examples of this, but I think in the early days we saw a lot of these single-use devices that were a little bit glitchy and basically spun out after 12 months. And likewise, iTunes, I mean that was the music library... from the beginning.
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