In Pictures: Greatest comebacks in tech history

Knocked flat and left for dead -- these 10 technologies and companies turned around their fate with historic flair

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Greatest tech comeback No. 4: Tablet/pen computers A fully powered computer you can hold with one hand and control by tapping on the screen? How amazing! How revolutionary! How 1991! No, the iPad did not invent tablet computing; that was done by companies like GRiD, Moment, Go, and others during the first Bush administration. True, they were clunky, pen-based, and not nearly as sexy or popular as the iPad and its countless imitators. Now pens are making a comeback as well with devices like the stylus-based Samsung Note

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