"Remember: The race goes not to the strong, nor swift, nor more intelligent but to the less stupid"

Illustrations from In Search of Stupidity: Over 20 Years of High-Tech Marketing Disasters


A Fistful of Chips
Illustration 1

Illustration from
Chapter Two—First Movers, First Mistakes: IBM, Digital Research, Apple and Microsoft

A happy customer expresses his joy over
the IBM PC Junior keyboard
Illustration 2

Illustration from
Chapter Three—A Rather Nutty Tale: IBM and the PC Junior

Two close friends
Illustration 3

Illustration from
Chapter Four—Positioning Puzzlers: MicroPro and Microsoft

Ed Esber introduces dBASE IV to his adoring fans
Illustration 4

Illustration from
Chapter Five—We Hate You, We Really Hate You: Ed Esber and Ashton-Tate

OS/2 and some of this friends
Illustration 5

Illustration from
Chapter Six—The Idiot Piper: IBM and OS/2

A Frenchman struggles over his dinner Illustration 6

Illustration from
Chapter Seven—Frenchman Eats Frog, Chokes to Death: Borland and Philippe Kahn

Math-challenged bunny people celebrate with
their favorite microprocessor
Illustration 7

Illustration from
Chapter Eight—Brands for the Burning: Intel and Motorola and Google

Google's upper management puts a smiley face on China

Google puts a smiley face on China

Illustration from
Chapter Eight—Brands for the Burning: Intel and Motorola and Google

A Big Lizard meets a Bigger GeekIllustration 8

Illustration from
Chapter Nine—From Godzilla to Gecko: The Long, Slow Decline of Novell

Sometimes We All Go a Little Bit CrazyIllustration 9

Illustration from
Chapter 10—Sometimes We All Go a Little Bit Crazy: Microsoft and Netscape

Various Internet dreamers and idiotsIllustration 10

Illustration from
Chapter 11—Purple Haze All Through My Brain: The Internet and ASP Busts

Richard Stallman and Steve Ballmer having a quiet conversation

Illustration from
Chapter 12—The Strange Case of Dr. Open and Mr. Proprietary


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