Can We Converge All This Convergence?
from the too-many-to-pick-from dept
Mike Langberg over at the San Jose Mercury News has one of the better wrapups I’ve seen of last week’s CES event. Basically, everyone is betting that “convergence” is finally happening. Convergence of what? Well, see, that’s the problem. They all have different ideas, and not all of them will play nice with each other. Obviously, the focus for all of the big companies is that, somehow, its converged solution will be the center — the platform — and everyone else will converge on top of that offering. What that means, though, is that there’s going to be a lot of confusion for a while until a de facto winner takes over… if a de facto winner takes over. After all, we’ve heard this convergence story many times before and quite often consumers don’t go for it, as they recognize converged solutions often mean a lot less than other solutions individually.