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[2]: Hm
by kwanbis on Thu 30th Aug 2007 16:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Hm"
kwanbis
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2005-07-06

competition on the same standard is diferent than competing standards.

Competition is always good, the problem here is that competing standards create a difficult time till one wins.

Think IE. It got no competition, so no updates in 6 years.

Now FF is the competition, and sudenly we have IE7.

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