Louis Hernandez Jnr argues in his book, The Storyteller’s Dilemma, for a universal approach to online formatting and storage as a way to make digital storytelling (whether written, video, audio or a mixture of each) more effective and efficient. I wonder if this could be transferrable to all other areas of the world market?
I refuse to be walled in when buying products, which is why I’ve gone for Android rather than iOS, but it’s becoming much harder lately.
Even now, with a Huawei phone in my hand, my chances of having another Huawei phone in the future is dire. There seems to be a fight for the monopoly of the internet, and little do these people know that universality improves technological advancement. Diverse minds offer more variety. More than that, a market that involves various stages of production, as well as a wide variety of choice for the consumer, provides a healthily distributed economy. But wishing for an economy that includes a wide variety of competition is gobbledygook, since there’s no single word that describes the opposite of monopoly, or even oligopoly, that still operates in a capitalist world. Technically, the antonym for monopoly is communism, and we know how capitalist countries have viewed that in the past millenium.
As we’re now learning as a society, bubbles never work well, whether they be thought bubbles, economic bubbles, online bubbles or bubbles in general. Sooner or later, those bubbles will burst.