“You just can’t get through a sum as big as this…”

The sordid tale of Gizmondo is one of my favorite tales of excess from the industry. They managed to blow through £160,000,000 (which is almost…Dr. Evil Voice…three hundred MILLION dollars according to one currency converter I consulted) in 18 months.

I know reading British papers instantly marks me as pretentious–which I am–but I was skimming the Times and found this article covering the rise and fall of the company. It’s something right out of the 80s, glorious in its excesses.

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