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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comptition isn't good?
by keisangi on Thu 30th Aug 2007 14:50 UTC
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great .. competition isn't good you say?
what do you suggest?
one unique product that everyone should accept and be happy with it?

nice .. one tabacco brand, one unique clothes brand, one unique political side, one unique car brand..etc..
in this case each of thoses company better be very good, cause no other choice ;)

one unique group/band per music style .. nice of course competition is bad, how come noone ever realized this ?
it's brillant.

err maybe not ? ;)

beside drm and co. doesn't exist because because of competition between the diffrent OS and diffrent softwares available. drm exist to try to prevent ppl from sharing "illegaly" software , movies, music and so on.

and i disagree with this view.

btw if you tell someone to NOT do something by force all you get as a result is ppl trying their best to do it.

DON't smoke in the toilet..right everyone does it.
don't do this/ don't do that.. everyone will do it.

ppl are just free and they will protect their right to decide whatever they want to do.

all anti-piracy schemes are bind to fail
cause ppl want to share.

they'd better try to figure what to do with this fact instead off trying to prevent it to happen, cause it will never stop. imho.

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RE: comptition isn't good?
by Kroc on Thu 30th Aug 2007 15:04 in reply to "comptition isn't good?"
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See the "flavours" illustration in the article.
Having multiple flavours of something is good. People like different flavours. Different clothing, different tobacco, different cars. What is bad, is two of the same flavour competing. They only serve to out-greed each other and in no way benefit the consumer. HD-DVD/BluRay for example.

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