In Sweden, opened a museum of the most unfortunate of goods

Even large and successful corporations sometimes make mistakes, bringing to market a particular product. As a result, the product, on which great hopes, is not demanded by consumers, ie the commercial failure. Companies tend to try as soon as possible to forget about such failures and are reluctant to mention them in its history, but there are those who not only remembers such failures, but even collects them and show other people. These collectors of other people’s mistakes include Samuel West (Samuel West), opened in the small Swedish town of Helsingborg, with a population of 130,000 people a special museum, whose exhibits are the most unsuccessful from a commercial point of view of products.

Photo: The Register
Photo: The Register

Of course, a collection of West was not without high-tech devices. So, for example, among the exhibits of the museum can meet Apple Newton handheld computer. The gadget, which is, in fact, the forerunner of modern tablet was released in 1993 and had a touch screen and handwriting recognition feature. However, whether the Apple Newton was ahead of his time, or was too expensive, but the demand for it was lower than expected.

The creator and curator Samuel West with the Apple Newton in his hands
The creator and curator Samuel West with the Apple Newton in his hands

Another presented at the Museum of the famous project, the market potential of which was overvalued developed by his IT-company, – Google Glass smart glasses. Not forgotten and the Betamax video cassette format, proposed by Sony in the mid-seventies of the last century, but defeated in the war of standards offspring JVC – VHS. Visitors can also get acquainted with the first phone-console Nokia N-Gage and other products, the creators of which expected them much more recognition than they eventually got.

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