Technology has always been like the real world

I was reading a  story today about the Palm Pre today on PC world and how the company is primed for acquisition.

The following statement stood out.

Many still feel that WebOS is not only a capable smartphone platform–but a superior one. Unfortunately for Palm, being technically superior never trumps superior marketing. Just look at the history of superior technologies that are now extinct: the IBM OS/2 operating system, Sega Dreamcast game console, Betamax video tape players, and HD DVD. Marketing beats technology every time.

This statement is so true.  I had a Betamax and the quality was better than the VHS. I used IBM OS/2 for 2 years and it is probably still superior as a stable operating system compared to Window. Like in the real world what looks good and we see often is what we WANT!!!

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