Time to Market is not a good metric

Modern software development is typically producing deeply flawed products with many defects. If one tries to find out why, the most often cited reason is that "time to market is more important than quality" and "we can fix it later". Unfortunately you will usually find that it is not actually fixed later.

However, in this web page I am looking for well known counter examples to the thesis that time to market is more important than quality. I am looking for products that were influential enough to have a Wikipedia page but are now just a footnote of history.

So, here we go: