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In retrospect, that idea was like introducing taxi medallions to make prices for taxis go up when almost everyone can drive a car: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxicabs_of_New_York_City#1930...

Of course, it only got worse from there in the case of game consoles. The fun thing is that the current debt-based economy encourages this kinds of behavior.




Which also reminds me of the home computers section of the article. The recently launched Intel NUC with discrete GPU, while probably underpowered, is a step in the right direction: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/08/intels-10nm-cannon-l...




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