The Osborne Effect – Bad Ideas #57

http://traffic.libsyn.com/badideas/Bad_Ideas_Osborne_1.mp3 How did the Osborne Corporation go from being an industry leader in the “luggable” computer market, to going bankrupt less than five years later? This is the story of the Osborne Effect, the miscalculation that is commonly believed to have sunk the Osborne Corporation, and why it doesn’t tell the whole story of this…

The Love Canal Disaster | Bad Ideas #55

http://traffic.libsyn.com/badideas/Bad_Ideas_Love_Canal.mp3 In 1890 William T. Love had a dream of a city powered by electricity, and supplied by ships that would traverse the canal he intended to build around Niagara Falls. But things went badly for Love, and he had to abandon his dream with the town unbuilt and the canal only partially dug. But…