Apple and Google are not identical with failure but in the dicey business of novelty, everything is possible. At newly opened Museum of Failure in Sweden, Apple Newton and Google Glass are 2 such gadgets that were either the outcome of some bad ideas or ahead of their time.
Established by Samuel West, the clinical psychologist, the museum that unlocked on June 7, 2017 to the public has more than 70 failed services and products from across the globe.
“We know that 80% to 90% of novelty projects turn out unsuccessful and you never see them, you do not hear about them, people do not speak about them. And if there is whatever thing we can do employing these failures, it’s study from them since the saying says ‘learn from your mistakes’,” West told the media.
The catalog has Orbitoclast Lobotomy (medical instrument), Nokia “N-gage” device, Kodak Digital Camera, Harley-Davidson Perfume, Lego Fiber Optics, Sony Betamax among others, the data accessible on the website of Museum of Failure claimed.
Marketed and developed by Apple Inc. in 1987, Newton was one of the initial digital personal assistants to sport recognition of handwriting. Apple launched the initial devices way back in 1993.
Originally believed as ground-breaking, in 1998, Apple founder Steve Jobs aimed the company to discontinue the manufacture of Apple Newton devices.
As per the reports, Newton devices operated on Newton OS, a proprietary operating system. Near the beginning issue with its feature of handwriting recognition and the high price restricted its sales.
The eye-wearable gadget, Google Glass, generated a chaos when the organization handed over a sample model to a few “Glass Explorers” for $1,500 in 2013.
The head-mounted optical display became accessible to public in May 2014 but was stopped in 2015 due to safety and privacy issues. The gadget, however, is now receiving speed in the industry of medical science.
Nokia created “N-Gage” handheld and mobile game system that operated on Symbian operating system on Series 60 platform. The gadget, rolled out in October 2003, was stopped 2 years later. “N-Gage” undergone from a pitiable gaming library.
The Museum of Failure is open in downtown Helsingborg to the public. Users can go and have a look at all the 70 items. For now, the most popular and well known items are mentioned here. If you want to know all of them, you need to visit it to satisfy your curiosity.