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    Worst or not many of those made millions for the inventor or the company, so I would say they weren't a total loss!
    Without fear you cannot find courage

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    Auto-tune and bump-it!

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    Vio - carbonated milk. And they wonder why that failed?
    Use Yah Blinkah!

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    I took a quick peak and I noticed the hair in a can. That would be a great idea if you could touch of gray roots with it for a while. Is it still being sold?

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    Imagine a whole operating system designed around Clippy, and you get the crux of Microsoft Bob. Designed to be an easier interface for Windows 95 users, Bob envisioned your computer as his house — with you as a guest. Ever so accommodating, he'd even supply cartoon sidekicks to guide you through simple tasks. The software was expensive and overly cutesy, and it failed to compete with Apple's Macintosh, the user-friendly standard. And though Bob is long gone, he left one enduring blight on the Web: Comic Sans, perhaps the worst font of all time, was created exclusively for Bob.

    Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/pa...#ixzz0qZ41B2kj
    Comic sans is one of my favorite fonts! (Although I don't use it for business stuff.)

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    Clippy!! My husband knows the guy who created Clippy. . .

    And hey, the crinoline was an improvement over layers and layers and layers of hot, stuffy petticoats!

    And the Pinto, beloved car. . . we were once given a Pinto at the car rental place when we went to visit my grandparents--my parents and me and my three siblings, along with 2 weeks' worth of luggage. Yeah, great choice, car rental people!

    Tanning beds are still hugely popular in the Midwest where I live, even though it's plenty hot and sunny for at least 6 months of the year.

    Crocs: They may be ugly as all get-out, but they're about the only thing that fit my husband's duck feet.

    And oh, Microsoft Bob. Someone got it for my grandmother years ago, and she still talks about how awful it was.

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    segways are used by local police, by some security companies. However, I did see someone who had one for personal use, when he got a flat tire while on a trail. Since there is no room for a spare, his wife had to walk back to the car and pick him up.

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    Just came from the Blackhawks parade and I saw a bunch of cops on Segways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by numbers123 View Post
    segways are used by local police, by some security companies. However, I did see someone who had one for personal use, when he got a flat tire while on a trail. Since there is no room for a spare, his wife had to walk back to the car and pick him up.
    Nice.

    I was personally excited to see my favorite on the list - Rejuvenique. I have to think that the Rejuvenique infomercial gave nightmares to an entire generation of small children.

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    How did aspic not make it on that list? *horf*

    By the way, did anyone notice that the $cientology e-meter is in the thumbnail for the article but not actually on the list? I think it definitely deserves to be on that list over several of those inventions, but I guess Time wanted to get in a subtle jab at them while still covering their ass.

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    Tamagotchis were awesome!!!

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    "baby cages"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesy View Post
    "baby cages"?
    There called playpens!
    Without fear you cannot find courage

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOIJTO View Post
    There called playpens!
    Yeah, playpens that you hang out the window!

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    I actually really miss the microsoft office assistants I used to waste hours animating the dog or cat...

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    They forgot a lot of things you see sold in a SkyMall..............

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    If Agent Orange is on there, how did they not put the Atomic Bomb on that list?

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    I definitely agree with the pop up ads. They are the bane of my existence. (Although I don't get many now).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CantALoop View Post
    How did aspic not make it on that list? *horf*
    My cat is especially fond of the various fish/aspic variations, so he would definitely disagree with you.

    And they gave thumbs down to fake hair? How could skating have survived the early '00s without it? Shae-Lynn, Volchkova, Angela Nikodinov?

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