January 10th, 2008
Answer: they’re three of the most obscure products developed by a certain West Coast technology company:
- Mach 10 was a processor board upgrade for the IBM PC
- Booster was a mouse, clock, and memory upgrade for the IBMÂ PCjr
- Bob was a short-lived friendly front-end for Windows 3.1 and Windows 95
And that company was Microsoft (or, as in early ads, MicroSoft). With Microsoft founder Bill Gates riding off into the sunset this week after his final keynote address at CES, I figured it was time to rediscover some of Microsoft’s strangest products ever. Have other nominees? Let us know.