-
Strategies for a discontinuous future.










Wednesday, December 01, 2004
 
Replication Wars - Steam

Steamwatch is a natural response to the imposition of a total DRM regime. Unfortunately, although Steam is innovative, it sets the wrong incentives for users and hackers alike (ie, you're better off not buying more SteamPowered stuff as imitators choose not to SteamPower, and as the costs of DRM outstrip consumption gains). This is what SteamWatch rightly points out -it's a massive strategic error because more than anything, it exposes huge vital points for competitors to strike.

It is, of course, an effective short-term fix.

-- umair // 5:08 PM //


Comments:
Post a Comment
search
Google
Web bubblegen





new
input

due diligence
ventureblog
a vc
techblurbs
tj's weblog
venture chronicles
terranova
the big picture
gigaom
venchar
bill burnham
babak nivi
n-c thoughts
paidcontent
techdirt
slashdot
london gsb
mefi
boingboing
blort
hardwax
betalounge

ing
morgan
chicago fed
dallas fed
ny fed
imf
world bank
nouriel roubini

portfolio
contact

mail.
uhaque (dot) mba2003 (at) london (dot) edu

skype. umair.haque

tip jar (paypal).
umairhaque (at) gmail (dot) com

atom feed

technorati profile

blog archives