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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RE: What a crock!
by alexandru_lz on Thu 30th Aug 2007 15:28 UTC in reply to "What a crock!"
alexandru_lz
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2007-02-11

I think the author is a shill for the communist party. Does anybody seriously think that the competition between Intel and AMD has not been good for consumers?

I do. The competition between Intel and AMD is one of the things that has kept the x86 architecture around several years past the point when it should have been dumped. Tight competition also means fewer risks that a competitor wants to take.

There are many facets in competition. I'm not claiming all of them are good, but surely this article is examining them all.

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