Tuesday, February 01, 2005

J.Shwartz on computing and computers as commodities

Very good write-up on why computers are not a commodity, and may never be.
my conclusion was that despite the self-interested rhetoric of some vendors (and gullibility of a few pundits), computers weren't the commodity - computing (and bandwidth) was. Just as power generators built by my friends at GE aren't the commodity, electricity is. It's not even close to a subtle distinction.

read the whole thing...


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