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Subject: Re: Introducing "No-Moore's Law"

Author: Jeremiah Penery

Date: 08:58:14 03/01/03

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On March 01, 2003 at 10:39:31, Robert Hyatt wrote:

>The wider the gap in performance, the larger the price difference the public
>will pay.  Compare a Caddy to a Saturn car, for example.

That has more to do with name recognition and marketing than actual performance.
 GM tells you that a Cadillac is better than a Saturn, so people believe it,
whether it's true or not.  BMW cars may have once been higher quality than GM
ones.  Even though that's not necessarily the case today, they still command
much higher prices, because people believe that they're better.

It's the reason Intel was able to sell their processors at higher prices than
AMD, and sell several times more of them, even when AMD had a clear performance
lead.



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