The Apple Cyberdog, alas, was a dog of a product. Cheap shot through that might be, it's nonetheless a reason to avoid dog-related mascots -- there's too much risk of description becoming destiny. Ahead of its time in terms of modularity, Cyberdog was Apple's answer to Internet Explorer and Netscape. It arrived at the peak of Microsoft's power and suffered for it. Apple has since sworn off endearing animal associations to become a force like Microsoft once was.