On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 11:10:51PM -0400, drew Roberts wrote:
No no. From their standpoint, this is not a fail, it is a big WIN! Interoperability and standardization is bad! It reduces profits, allows customers to have choice, makes reverse engineering so much easier, and makes it easier for competitors to make better products cheaper. These are all terrible, awful things to proprietary product salespeople and MBA types-- who don't understand that they're not selling any kind of magical patentable phamaceutical, but rather a straightforward electronic product that any competent development team could design just as well, if not better. And that many others will do the same thing, and crowd the market with incompatible crap, possibly enough so to prevent the whole market from going anywhere at all.