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Early adopters of DVRs used them a lot â" not surprisingly, since they paid so much for them.
Post hoc ergo prompter hoc much?
Most folks think that Microsoft Office's Clippy, Microsoft Bob, and Windows XP's Search Assistant dog were perverse jokes. [need citation]
I've never heard this opinion before, to be honest. They obviously share a pedigree (no pun intended), but no company puts that much research, development, and sales investment into something they don't expect to give returns.
And that story was debunked in the comments, and toms hardware even apologized for the bad conclusion IIRC.
What Tom's really did post was: "We followed up with the article Flash SSD Update: More Results, More Answers, which proves our conclusion correct, despite the procedural mistake."
The updated story is at http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-hard-drive,1968.html
So while IE7 and Firefox 2 were more alike than different (feature-wise they're practically identical!), with IE8 and FF3 we will likely see the two biggest browsers head off into different directions."