Linked by Dmitrij D. Czarkoff on Fri 31st Aug 2007 08:54 UTC
Editorial This article is an answer to "Competition Is Not Good" by Kroc and reading it wouldn't be comfortable without switching to and from the original article. I wrote it just because I do strongly disagree with Kroc and I believe I can prove that he is not as close to truth as it may seem from the first glance.
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It's really simple, though...
by fryke on Fri 31st Aug 2007 09:46 UTC
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You're both right and wrong. (Both are both right and wrong.) You just have different POVs. ;) There are cases where competition helps and cases where it obstructs progress. The main driver of the first article obviously was the HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray fiasko. And it _is_ chaos right now. The consumer _doesn't_ really have a choice here. As long as content providers are splitting up and favour one technology over the other, consumers who _want_ choice have no choice but to buy into _both_ technologies.
The worst thing: How should grandma know whether a "movie" she buys will actually play on her grandchild's equipment? (Assuming she didn't buy him/her that equipment...) She'd have to choose the DVD over any newer tech, because that's the standard that'll actually play on either. Progress?

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