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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Horrible editorial
by averycfay on Thu 30th Aug 2007 19:46 UTC
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I'm sorry to be so blunt, but this is the dumbest editorial I've ever seen on osnews and I've been reading this site for years. I don't really feel the need to go through every point, but I don't think you really have to look past cars to understand how competition is good.

In the '70s and '80s American cars were horrible. Enter Japanese companies and currently cars are safer and more reliable (not to mention roughly the same cost after adjusting for inflation) than they've ever been.

Simply put, this article is ridiculously stupid. The author might want to take a few basic economics courses before spouting off on something that he clearly has no clue about.

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RE: Horrible editorial
by sbergman27 on Thu 30th Aug 2007 20:43 in reply to "Horrible editorial"
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What is it about cars?

Is there something special about... cars... that makes us want to use them as analogies?

Are they particularly appropriate as analogies?

Or are they the exceptions, making them attractive because, as exceptions, they help us "prove" our points?

Or do our cars define us to such an extent that we just can't think about anything else?

Cars, cars, cars.

I have to wonder.

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RE[2]: Horrible editorial
by diskinetic on Fri 31st Aug 2007 17:56 in reply to "RE: Horrible editorial"
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Cars have similar ubiquity and variety, and they are also full of the same vague emotional qualities that often dictate OS purchases/usages.

That's why.

edit -- sticky keys or fat fingers (darn cats and cola!)

Edited 2007-08-31 17:58

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