That said Sony has clearly run off with the flop charts. Microsoft has my all-time favorite flop though: SPOT.
Remember those glorious watches and kitchen utensils?
I'm sure we could add a few more Microsoft gems to the list, but let's examine the Sony duds because they are much more prevalent.
There's the dreaded Mylo:
Silly digital video formats:
The Vaio UMPC:
And the list continues. The lesson here is that it's very difficult to be all things to all people. Sony---and Microsoft to a lesser degree--has its hands in so many pots that it creates products that try to keep multiple divisions in the company happy. In the end you have a device that includes the kitchen sink and does nothing well.
This list, cooked up by CNET's David Carnoy, has a consumer bent to it. What are your biggest tech flops of the decade?