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 Flatland_Spider on Fri 6th Oct 2017 16:06 UTC
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This is how things go.

In the beginning there are hobbyists with their bare boards and sensors.

Then there are the gen 1 devices cobbled together for casual, but technical, consumers. They look less like Frankenstein devices then the original homebrew systems.

Next, companies come and go as they figure out how to sell the thing.

Finally, there are the commodity systems for "everyone", which are generally bags of crap, but they work for most people.

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