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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Windows won the competition, that market stagnated, and now new competition is fighting back.

It's nice that an Amiga booted in seconds, but we're not all using Amiga's now, despite being superior technology. Competition killed the better technologies in the name of the company who could be the most ruthless, not best.

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