PCWorld is running an article entitled “The 25 Worst Tech Products of All Time“, and I have to agree with their #1 pick: AOL, the dreaded monstrosity of an internet provider (if you can call it that).
Second up is RealPlayer, mostly for its long and sordid history of disrespecting user privacy and creating bad program after bad program. Surprisingly enough, the RealPlayer for Linux (also the Helix backend) doesn’t seem too bad, at least from a UI perspective. In fact, it reminds me of Media Player Classic.
Take a look: it’s a fun, if painful, read.