Imitation vs. Assimilation (was RE: What a predicament!)

Subject: Imitation vs. Assimilation (was RE: What a predicament!)
From: "Earl Cooley" <shiva -at- io -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2002 16:00:12 -0600

Andrew Plato wrote:
> There is nothing wrong with imitation. How the hell
> do you think Microsoft became so huge?

I've always heard that when large megacorps see a
worthy technology in the wild, when possible, they
buy the company, and either assimilate it or crush
it to avoid having to compete with it. Imitation
costs people points; crush or assimilate is mostly
just money points.

e=sc^3 (shiva -at- io -dot- com) Earl Cooley III

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