December 27, 2012

We Need a Tech Bully, Again

John Dvorak, PC Magazine


RCT

There is no leadership in the desktop computer business anymore.

Once upon a time IBM would provide a kind of leadership through bullying. Curiously, bullying is exactly what we need in the computer market nowadays. Without that leadership, we have agreement on how systems work in some areas, but in other areas complete, customer-gouging chaos.

For example, here's an actual standard: when you buy a large flat panel you might notice that various mounting screws for hanging on the wall will be identical from monitor to monitor. That's because these dimensions are establish by VESA, a standards committee for such things.

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