logo

Against Monopoly

defending the right to innovate

Monopoly corrupts. Absolute monopoly corrupts absolutely.





Copyright Notice: We don't think much of copyright, so you can do what you want with the content on this blog. Of course we are hungry for publicity, so we would be pleased if you avoided plagiarism and gave us credit for what we have written. We encourage you not to impose copyright restrictions on your "derivative" works, but we won't try to stop you. For the legally or statist minded, you can consider yourself subject to a Creative Commons Attribution License.


back

Google vs MIcrosoft competition:Will you benefit?

ROBERT X. CRINGELY opinionates that the competition between Google and Microsoft is real but is mainly in defense of existing positions and won't change the industry link here. I think he ignores the competition Google offers Microsoft in several dimensions. Its competition based on the web--the cloud--won't drive Microsoft from the field, but will constrain it, giving consumers an alternative. I have several friends and my wife who only want a computer for access to the web and I expect that will grow with technical improvement. That makes a market for netbooks that will be perfectly useful using open source operating system software and that will change the market place for computers and for operating system software. Microsoft's Bing web search program appears to be offering Google search a run as well, though it may mainly damage other search providers. Still, I sense that these competitors are driving technological change and that consumers will benefit in both better software and lower costs.

Comments

Of course.

Google, like Microsoft before it, has been instrumental in forcing changes in the way the information industry does things.

It does not matter to me if Chrome OS winds up being a failure. What matters to me that it will foster competition and innovation in the industry.


Submit Comment

Blog Post

Name:

Email (optional):

Your Humanity:

Prove you are human by retyping the anti-spam code.
For example if the code is unodosthreefour,
type 1234 in the textbox below.

Anti-spam Code
EightQuatroTwoSix:


Post



   

Most Recent Comments

French firm has patents on using computers to choose medical treatment 1

French firm has patents on using computers to choose medical treatment 1

French firm has patents on using computers to choose medical treatment 1

French firm has patents on using computers to choose medical treatment 1

French firm has patents on using computers to choose medical treatment 1

French firm has patents on using computers to choose medical treatment 1

French firm has patents on using computers to choose medical treatment 1

French firm has patents on using computers to choose medical treatment 1

French firm has patents on using computers to choose medical treatment 1

French firm has patents on using computers to choose medical treatment 1

French firm has patents on using computers to choose medical treatment 1

French firm has patents on using computers to choose medical treatment 1

French firm has patents on using computers to choose medical treatment 1

French firm has patents on using computers to choose medical treatment 1

French firm has patents on using computers to choose medical treatment 1

French firm has patents on using computers to choose medical treatment 1

French firm has patents on using computers to choose medical treatment 1

French firm has patents on using computers to choose medical treatment 1

Copyright batte over 'unauthorized' Catcher in the Rye commentary 1

Copyright batte over 'unauthorized' Catcher in the Rye commentary 1