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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Why are we discussing this?
by lindkvis on Thu 30th Aug 2007 14:43 UTC
lindkvis
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2006-11-21

The author seems to be reinventing large portions of political and economic theory without actually contributing anything new.

Also just because he addresses this from a 'techie' perspective, does not make this a techie subject. It is straightforward political discussion belonging on a political web forum.

However, if the author brought this article to a proper political forum, he would be laughed at and told to go read some philosophy and political theory as this subject has been discussed a million times before.

As it is now, it is just uninformed drivel. Those that do not understand history is doomed to repeat it.

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