Zonk from the don't-go-down-the-dark-path-forever-will-it-dominate dept.
mlimber writes "The New York Times' Freakonomics blog asks a panel of experts, 'Is the battle between HD-DVD and Blu-ray really over? What can we learn from it?' The panel suggests, among other things, that Sony achieved a Pyrrhic victory because high-def DVDs will be outmoded before they reap enough profits to make up for what they (and Toshiba) paid out for both product development and bribes to win the support of content providers."
The tree of research must from time to time be refreshed with the blood
of bean counters.
-- Alan Kay