Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The Meaning of a Word 

This is a wonderful article on the meaning of the word, "convergence." It seems every tech manufacturer wants to spin the essence of the word its way. It also seems to be a trade-off between publicity and public relations. Defining the word solely out of self-interest is publicity. Defining the word out of concern for what consumers need in the future of technology is public relations. It will be interesting to see who wins.

One point is certain. The winner won't necessarily be the right solution for consumers. The winner will be the one with market power to ram its meaning onto shelves and into equipment. There will be accommodation only if none of the main players can achieve market dominance alone.


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