We�ve listed just about everything on CNET Top 5, from badly
named products to great blu-ray movies...apple rumors -- Oy, the
Apple rumors -- and, of course, cat videos. So as I hand this
series over to the capable hands of Donald Bell, it seemed there
was just one last list for me to do: Top 5 Top5�s. The ones you
watched the most over the last year.
#5 Apple�s Top 5 Biggest Flops. Oooff, the hate mail I got for this
one. Don�t dare point at the emperors hairy, unclothed body. But
yes, Apple falls on its face now and then, and this list was proof
that a great company isn�t built on what it does well, but how
stays unfettered by things it did not so well. And how much
vodka it stirs into the Kool Aid. (Dammit, there I go again.)
#4 Top 5 Tablets. Duh. Nothing is growing as fast, spreading so
wide and confusing so many as the tablet market. That makes it
pretty handy that the guy taking over this series is a tablet guru.
You can expect a refresh on this particular list soon.
#3 Top 5 Things to do with a $99 HP TouchPad. Remember
what a dud that thing was until it went on fire sale? Then
everyone realized I don�t care WHAT it does for $99 as long as
that includes powering up, finding wi-fi, and launching a browser.
HP�s biggest claims to fame in tablets will be its retreat.
#2 Top 5 Reasons NOT to buy the new iPad. This one really
struck a nerve as I heard from a lot of people who were on the
fence about iPad 3. Better display, 4G you probably won�t sign
up for and beyond that a lot of incremental upgrades. A whole
bunch of you were looking for confirmation that, yes, your iPad 2
still rocks and we had no probably listing the reasons why.
#1 Top 5 video of the last 12 months was Worst Named Tech
Products. How could it not be! I mean, really?
I mean nobody does dopey names like the tech biz. Somewhere
in that global confluence of engineering companies trying to be
creative...and languages all over the world trying to make sense
in English is a great reality series...or at least a great Top 5.
For all these Top 5�s and whole bunch more that are coming,
make a run over to Top5.CNET.com. I�m Brian Cooley, thanks
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