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[3]: Mod me down, but...
by Kroc on Thu 30th Aug 2007 15:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Mod me down, but..."
Kroc
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2005-11-10

I don't care a jot about literary terms for these things, they only serve to set up A vs. B scenarios. This is reality, and consumers are being screwed over by companies more and more. If I lend my neighbour a cup of sugar, that makes me a full card carrying Marxist, because I'm helping others out?

It seems to me that in this thread, the hardline is that "Society dictates that I must screw over every other guy in the world to be the best, and that's 'good' for everybody". I'm not talking about governments and stuff - I'm just talking about nerds doing the best for technology.

I suppose my na´vetÚ shows, some people seem to launch into an attack whenever they smell the whiff of this so-called "marxism".

I think I'm going to go take a break by punching everybody I meet in the street ;)

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