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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Not a good one
by andyleung on Thu 30th Aug 2007 17:56 UTC
andyleung
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2006-03-24

I cannot stand this:

An Amiga cold-booted in seconds, there was no shutdown - you just switched it off. Don't think that because new computers/OSes do more that that is a reason to take three minutes to shut down. It's an excuse, nothing more.

C'mon!!! Everybody knows that a 5000cc engine doesn't mean to run faster than a 2000cc engine!!! It's all about efficiency than horsepower only. If you know software development and objects management, you should know that it's scalability takes a computer to boot in minutes instead of seconds. Imagine how many abstract layers there to simply make the system as scale as possible? Besides, complicated hardware from different vendors in one box, it's not hard to imagine the quality of their drivers. I don't like MS but sometimes you can't just blame them...ONLY.

A note to the one who talked about Car analogy, my goodness, I haven't never seen any North America made cars going anywhere better than before (sorry for my English), they are still piece of craps when I drive them. No offense but they think they are better doesn't mean they really are.

Back to topic, in my opinion, competition is definitely good; it's only bad to consumers when companies take the advantage from consumers to lead the way in their competitions. Taking advantage from consumers means to break their general business objective: "To serve better products and services to consumers". If the business objective is: "To be #1 in competition in all industries regardless of products and services quality", then competition is good for companies but not consumers.

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