Re: [unrev-II] Lifestreams

From: Eric Armstrong (
Date: Fri Mar 31 2000 - 20:56:10 PST

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    Jeff Miller wrote:

    > Kevin Kelly makes a very silar point in "New Rules for the New
    > Economy" in which he says feed the network at the expense of the
    > company -- meaning that by creating and supporting other companies
    > that in the same line of business you help widen the available make
    > for all.

    The question is, basically, do you want 100% of a million dollar market
    50% of a billion dollar market? (The number one player usually captures
    50% of the total market. So if you're any good, you probably want to bet

    on a bigger market.)

    More importantly, do you want there to *be* a market? Augment
    Why? Nobody else to talk to -- like a town with one phone. Sony's
    Mini-disc was a nice standard, but lack of competition has kept prices
    up and availability down. It's sure to die when some other standard is
    accepted. VHS survived after Beta-Max died off. But it could have been
    trounced if a different standard had emerged.

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