On the other hand, many hot technologies seem to ride on nothing more than hot air. Don't confuse good looks, marketing hype, or even dominant market share with real value. Many of the most familiar, popular, and widely used technologies cultivate cachet they just don't deserve. bMighty's picks for the most overblown technologies include perennial whipping boys like PDFs and Windows Mobile, as well as some more surprising choices.
Oh, and if you look really closely, you might notice that at least one technology is both underrated and overrated!
How can that be?
Well, some technologies are blessed with enormous potential, and burdened with boatloads of hype. We think that's the case with this particular one, but we'd love to hear what you think. Actually, we'd like to know what you think of both these lists. What did we get right, and wrong? What technologies do you think deserve more credit, and which ones are empty suits?
If we get enough responses, both here and on the Underrated and Overrated slide shows themselves, we'll update them with consensus choices.