David Berlind

Profile of David Berlind

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Articles by David Berlind
posted in February 2008

Planned Boycott Of eBay Proves Harm Of Monocultures

For the longest time, the term "monoculture" was synonymous with Microsoft. But eBay is probably another monoculture, and given the degree to which it so easily empowers businesses and individuals to engage in e-commerce, it also could be just as harmful, if not more so. Need evidence? You know it's a monoculture when, instead of switching to a competitor, an angry customer's only choice is to join other angry customers in a planned boycott.

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