PC World ranks worst tech products
PC World has taken it upon itself to rank the worst
25 tech products of all time in an amusing article that should ring
quite true to some. Tossing all tact and corporate apologies aside, the
site ranks AOL and RealPlayer first and second, respectively. Sony BMG's
music CDs are fifth thanks to a DRM scheme that installed a stubborn rootkit on host systems,
making them an easy prey for malware. That entry is preceded by Windows
Millennium Edition, which PC World claims was "the real millennium bug."
The site then delves into more obscure products, including the
Iomega Zip drive and Apple's Macintosh Portable, but not before
awarding eighth place to Internet Explorer 6, calling it "full of
features, easy to use, and a virtual engraved invitation to hackers and
other digital delinquents, Internet Explorer 6.x might be the least
secure software on the planet."