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In the world of technology, hype is like the sun. A little bit of hype can be a good thing, especially for emerging technologies, by bringing attention and light to unknown technologies and products and helping them grow. But like the sun, too much hype can be a bad thing, crushing bad products unworthy of hype and even making good technologies seem less worthy or even appear to be failures.
When this happens, technologies become overhyped, and this new century has seen more than its fair share of products, technologies and technology trends that received way more adulation and praise then they deserved. And many of these technologies aren’t failures or flops, but instead received so much hype that it was impossible for them to ever live up to early expectations.
With that in mind, I present you with this list of the 10 most overhyped products, technologies and technology trends of the century. And don’t forget to comment here and let me know what would make your list of overhyped technologies.