The contenders are listed by the dates they were introduced - starting with 1975's Sony Betamax video recorder. It's worth noting that some three decades later, the beloved TiVo digital video recorder came perilously close to the same fate as the Betamax, nearly undone by the cable industry's development of other similar devices. Here are a few others we would add to this rogue's gallery: Digital Audio Tape (b. 1987); Sony MiniDisc (b. 1992); and HD-DVD (b. 2002). We should point out that Apple appears twice on Baseline's list of !0 Famous Tech Flameouts, but Steve Jobs can take solace in Microsoft's three entries.
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