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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by BlackTiger on Thu 30th Aug 2007 14:45 UTC
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Competition drives down quality too. This is worse than DRM and "choice".

People natively hate choice. It's our nature.

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RE: Quality...
by google_ninja on Thu 30th Aug 2007 15:02 in reply to "Quality..."
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competition drives quality down to the level that is acceptable by the market. Monopoly drives the quality down as low as it will go.

ie4 - great - competing with netscape
ie5 - good - destroying netscape
ie6 - the worst browser in history, and the longest lasting ie - no real competition
ie7 - great - competing with firefox

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