The Osborne Effect – Bad Ideas #57

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 once promising company’s failure.
Some of our sources:

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/06/20/no_osborne_effect_at_osborne/
https://web.archive.org/web/20050618022709/https://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20050616.html

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