ZDNet: Top 10 Tech Turkeys 2020: The worst products and services of the (worst) year

ZDNet: Top 10 Tech Turkeys 2020: The worst products and services of the (worst) year. “From COVID-19 to economic rollercoaster to election mayhem, 2020 is a year we’d all rather forget. But before we start looking ahead to a brighter and better 2021, and with Thanksgiving this week, it’s time for Jason Cipriani and me to hand out our annual Tech Turkey awards. That is, tech products and services that didn’t live up to their promise, overblown hype, or just flat out failed.”

The Verge: The 84 biggest flops, fails, and dead dreams of the decade in tech

The Verge: The 84 biggest flops, fails, and dead dreams of the decade in tech. “The world never changes quite the way you expect. But at The Verge, we’ve had a front-row seat while technology has permeated every aspect of our lives over the past decade. Some of the resulting moments — and gadgets — arguably defined the decade and the world we live in now. But others we ate up with popcorn in hand, marveling at just how incredibly hard they flopped.”

Techdirt: It’s Time For The Academic World To See The Positive Side Of Negative Results

Techdirt: It’s Time For The Academic World To See The Positive Side Of Negative Results. “Techdirt has written many times about the need to move from traditional academic publishing to open access. There are many benefits, including increasing the reach and impact of research, and allowing members of the public to read work that they have often funded, without needing to pay again. But open access is not a panacea; it does not solve all the problems of today’s approach to spreading knowledge. In particular, it suffers from the same serious flaw that afflicts traditional titles: a tendency to focus on success, and to draw a veil of silence over failure.”