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June 15, 2012

No, not Bat-man..

devadutta @ 10:08 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1339798123 ) Play
2012-06-27

Text only guest question from Logik.

The story behind the X effect is this.
In the early 1980s, X Computer Corporation (named after its founder Adam X) was the first computer hardware company to go bankrupt essentially by unveiling a product it couldn’t sell yet. The company announced the X Executive, a new computer that wouldn’t be available for several months. Meanwhile, the X 1, which legendary computer engineer Lee Felsenstein designed, was still on sale.
So what happened is that from the moment the company announced the X Executive, sales of the X 1 fell to approximately zero. Not only that, but various dealers all began canceling their X 1 orders. Ultimately, this contributed to the destruction of the company.

Tech Journalists are invoking the X effect to describe a possible situation involving Microsoft, WP8, and the current Windows phones.

Cracked by: vinayaknp , Bipin Banavalikar , Don42 , Sumanth Patlolla , mankuTimma , bastet , Manish Achuth , Ananth , Vishnu Prashanth , Bharath , Logik , Mayukh Bose , Jayaprakash B R , sanador , KK and Rogi

Answer:
Osborne Effect

Points assigned by AutoRaja. Review by lazy humans pending.

16 Responses to “No, not Bat-man..”

  1. vinayaknp

    Osborne. Adam Osborne founded the Osbourne Computer Corporation


  2. Bipin Banavalikar
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    Osborne


  3. Don42

    X is Osborne.


  4. Sumanth Patlolla
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    Osborne Effect, according to which Adam Osborne damaged his company’s current sales when he began showing the Osborne Executive


  5. mankuTimma
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    Osborne Effect..


  6. bastet

    osborne. Osborne effect.


  7. Manish Achuth
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    Osborne Effect.


  8. Ananth
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    Osborne Computer Corporation
    The Osborne Effect


  9. The Osborne Effect. The Osborne Computer Corporation.


  10. Bharath
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    Osborne effect – Adam Osborne


  11. Logik
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    Osborne Effect.


  12. Mayukh Bose
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    X = Osborne.
    Fun fact: Man was born in Kodaikanal and could speak fluent Tamil.


  13. Osborne Effect


  14. sanador

    Osborne effect. Osborne computer corporation.


  15. KK
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    Osborne


  16. Rogi
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    Since this one was locked, I put my (Osborne) answer under the next open question. Now, this one’s taking comments, again.


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