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Which is smart capitalism. Running code and all that...
As I recall, GE had to give in because Westinghouse
with AC could wire more houses cheaper given the
costs of the generating plants and the distance
advantages of AC. A standard that scales and
works is always to be preferred to one that is
simply "standard". I think we all understand
From: Frank Richards [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
On Fri, 2002-11-15 at 11:11, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> They even took out ads trying to sell it as the
> original "killer app". When some states wanted
> to adopt electrocution as the "humane form of
> execution", Westinghouse (I think), refused to
> build the generators for that application. GE,
> on the other hand, was happy to do it.
> That's competitive capitalism at work.
But notice that GE used the competing technology to do it.