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: Why are we discussing this?
by Kroc on Thu 30th Aug 2007 14:52 UTC in reply to "Why are we discussing this?"
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

It was a discussion point. I think you're trying way to hard to read something about it. Political? Ha! Whatever, politics I could care less about. Companies screw over consumers because they won't work together - that's it. That's your 'philosophy'.

Those who think everything has meaning, will never find any.

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lindkvis Member since:
2006-11-21

This just goes to show exactly how uninformed you are. You are even reinventing politics :-) since you don't seem to understand what politics is.

This is so typical from people who claim not to be interested in politics and then suddenly complain about petrol taxes and alcohol regulations.

Your article is almost purely political and competition versus cooperation is something that is essential to discussion about capitalism, cooperatives and marxism.

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n1xt3r Member since:
2006-02-05

At least OSNews hasn't been overran with pseudo pundits like some other tech sites I know.

I read OSNews for it's user-contributed insight into the world of operating systems and related technologies. If I wanted to read someone's political opinion on capitalism, I would visit a political web site like the daily-kos. Somehow, this article feels slightly out of place with it's amateur attempt at politics.

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