Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Oct 2017 22:44 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes

My thoughts tend to go to dark places these days. And so when I watched Google on Wednesday trot out one after another of its homegrown computing devices for every task and every nook of our homes, I went straight to dystopia: R.I.P. digital competition.

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by nicubunu on Fri 6th Oct 2017 09:05 UTC
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Computing devices were open when their target audience was a minority of knowledgeable users. Now when they are supposed to be used by everyone and their dog, the requirement are to be braindead easy to use, which leads us to the tight control from a handful of corporations.
Compare with the food industry, where the global industry is also controlled by a few megacorporations. Or car manufacturing. Or...

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by tylerdurden on Fri 6th Oct 2017 13:50 in reply to "mainstream"
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Bingo. "Funny" things happen when a product/industry becomes comoditized.

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