Linked by Kroc on Thu 30th Aug 2007 13:03 UTC
Editorial I hear often that when something new appears that "competition is good". The primary reasons competition is seen as good, are: it drives down prices; it gives consumers more choice; it pushes technology forward, quicker. Competition is not good because: competition is why consumers have to choose between HD-DVD and BluRay; competition is why DRM exists; and more. In this article, each of the supposed benefits of competition will be looked at in more detail.
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by Nelson on Thu 30th Aug 2007 13:17 UTC
Nelson
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2005-11-29

I think competition is good simply for the fact that it forces people to do just that -- compete. If there was just HD-DVD or just Blu-Ray..what's the incentive to develop these technologies further?

There is none, the format is dominated, it's widely accepted, and it's controlled by one company.

This is never good, choice is always good.

The Blu-Ray / HD-DVD battle wont last too long, one will come out the winner in the household over the next few years.

I guarantee that they won't be in their current form, but most likely a revised form with an even greater feature set thanks to the fact that they compete.

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