General Magic's Death
General Magic really died for the same reason as the NASA project: they tried to do too much. General Magic did not just invent some PDA hardware, they also created an OS. They didn't just create a new OS, they created TWO new languages to go with it. Those languages didn't appear out of thin air, they needed parsers, compilers, and build tools to go with it.
I don't recall GM having anything people wanted to buy.
What a shame - but the special effects they did for Star Wars were fantastic I must say
How about a link so I can figure out what exactly they did? I want to be fair when I criticize those morons :-)
From what I know, General Magic created a bunch of VoiceXML-specific consultingware. They had (note the word had) a deal to provide the voice navigation components for the OnStar system in automobiles - not sure how they screwed that one up.
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