This comes because of: https://forums.mmorpg.com/discussion/475749/and-then-there-were-three-global-foundries-announces-its-intention-to-abandon-the-leading-edge#latest
But I didn't want to make an off topic post there
The problem with having a lot of competition is the people themselves more than the actual competitor. Its like the people who ruin anime, or a great example is the Rick and Morty fanatics. The shows, or in the case of this thread...the products aren't the problem. Its the people
You should NEVER have brand loyalty ever. Its an inanimate object, not some random higher power to worship or a person that has done a lot of good to the world. Its a piece of hardware. You don't see people worshipping screwdrivers like some kinda fanatics. Can make better use of the time helping people in need in 3rd world countries and take the time of arguing what brand of meaningless is better, and help people with food and do something useful to the world.
Which brings to the topic title...
In a perfect world. A mac user would buy a windows product, if that windows product was better. Or a windows user would buy a mac product, if mac made a better product. Or Nvidia users would buy an AMD product if AMD made a product or vice versa.
But nope, people ruin that and become fanatical. They'll see a famous nail brand and go on and on about how that is the only nail to buy in the world.
So because of that, I've always felt the less competitors...or even one single giant company that merged together. Or in the case of the thread I linked, competition shutting down..is a lot better. It be good thing if AMD or Nvidia merged together to create one company. Or if Mac or Windows combined forces to make a better product. Then no one can troll on the internet endlessly complaining what company is better and never buying a competitor product even if its better. So companies merging would make no difference, because they wouldn't buy a competitor product anyway even if it was actually better.
The point of competition, especially in hardware, is to buy the best product...not buy just because it has AMD, or Intel or Nvidia sticker on it. But because its good. And thats why people ruin the very foundations of competitors in the hardware industry. And people who say they "hate" Nvidia or AMD or Mac or Windows or whatever inanimate product or meaningless company... are the same people who will go up to a rock outside and shout "I hate you!" both achieve the same thing and both look equally foolish.
Buy the better product. Not go by meaningless brands that mean nothing. Buy the product that is actually better. But people won't do that, but unless that changes... one giant company is far better. Especially if companies merge or buy each other out since that means they combined forces and can make an even better product.
Competitors in theory is better for the industry (that I agree with)...but that only works if people bother to buy the better product. But people will often stick with a worse product just because of a meaningless brand. Otherwise what is the point of competition at all?
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