Subject: Fwd: ARM: The Non-Evil Monopolist
From: Tim O'Reilly <tim@oreilly.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2004 10:22:58 -0700

Extremely relevant to the question of whether a fairly-achieved  
monopoly is intrinsically bad, or only bad to the extent that its  
holders try to entrench their position and have tools to undermine  
competition.

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> From: brian-slashdotnews@hyperreal.org
> Date: July 10, 2004 3:26:01 AM PDT
> To: slashdotnews@hyperreal.org
> Subject: ARM: The Non-Evil Monopolist
>
> Link: http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/07/09/1953235
> Posted by: michael, on 2004-07-10 09:02:00
> Topic: hardware, 81 comments
>
>    from the there's-a-slogan-for-you dept.
>    [1]yootje writes "ZDNet is running [2]an article about [3]ARM, a
>    chip-maker who controls more than 80% of the cell phone market and  
> 40%
>    of the digital camera market. ARM shipped 780,000,000 processors  
> last
>    year. ZDNet finds it strange that no one seems to have anything
>    against this company. And maybe it is strange: according to the
>    article many would say ARM is a monopolist, but you never hear  
> anyone
>    say 'ARM sucks!'. But then again, why would they?"
>
> References
>
>    1. http://www.compumania.nl/squirt
>    2. http://zdnet.com.com/The+quiet+monopoly/2100-1103_2-5263641.html
>    3. http://www.arm.com/
>
>
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