In Pictures: Tech's biggest flops, fails, and faux pas of 2013

Oh, what a year to forget

As we assembled this slideshow, IAC’s (former) head of public relations, Justine Sacco, had just joked on Twitter about going to Africa and catching AIDS. If that doesn’t sum up the tone-deafness of 2013, nothing does.

We’ve compiled 21 slides summarizing all that went wrong with technology in 2013—and quite frankly, we could have pulled together 20 more. From companies simply forgetting what customers want (happy holidays, Microsoft!) to the pure insanity of Tim Draper’s ballot proposal for six separate Californias, 2013 was a year best viewed through the bottom of a pint glass. Bottoms up, ladies and gentlemen...

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