Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Predicting Apple's fall

Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Predicting Apple's fall: "Apple today is in the driver's seat in the digital music business in a way that it never was in the PC business, and it will likely announce products and partnerships tomorrow that will extend its lead in video as well. If Apple's rivals are going to overtake it, they're going to have to come up with a better strategy than waiting for history to repeat itself."

Reply to the BW article I referenced yesterday.

A couple thoughts on this:
1. In many ways it does indeed look like history is going to repeat at Apple; I think the point in the BW article (and elsewhere) is intended to be more constructive criticism than anticipatory negativism.
2. I doubt any of Apple's competitors in this context are betting exclusively on the possibility that history will repeat itself; many of the market dynamics unveiled at CES last week suggest there are indeed many new and creative strategic initiatives and partnerships in this context.

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