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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what you are saying
by Redeeman on Thu 30th Aug 2007 13:18 UTC
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doesent seem to be that competition is not good, rather that another, entirely different thing, is better - which is true.

but take this example.

what if there were only 1 vendor, there'd be no "friendly competition"(aka flavour of the same standard), which would mean, as your IE example, that NOTHING happens at all.. which most certainly is not as good as two vendors trying to beat each other to death.

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