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1/31/2014 06:30 PM EST
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David Ashton
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Re: Good way to stifle innovation
David Ashton   2/2/2014 11:55:18 PM
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@Bert, Les...I remember reading somewhere that the Chinese have a lot of engineers in their government.    Maybe the west could take a leaf out of their book....

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goafrit   2/2/2014 10:09:52 PM
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It could be a way to control and manage their citizens. Nevertheless, the govt has demonstrated an appetite to conquer outside territories. The boldness of China in Africa is the only reason the continent is moving forward. Where Americans and Europeans are modelling risks, Chinese just go and build

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goafrit   2/2/2014 10:08:13 PM
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>> If governmet is involved in pushing technology, it ought to be failure in long term.

Except when it is Chinese govt. They have invented a new model of state capitalism and they have great results to show for it

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goafrit   2/2/2014 10:07:24 PM
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I will be wishing them good luck. The fact is that even if this OS does well in China, they are covering a lot considering their population. iOS and Android need some great competitions

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Bert22306   2/2/2014 7:24:12 PM
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Les, it stretches credulity to think that any civil servant, of any country, would be the best choice at guiding computer OS innovation. I'm not saying that China doesn't have excellent universities. I'm instead saying that the potential of graduates from those universities will be throttled back, when government bureaucrats are the ones doing the thinking and the strategizing, for matters such as these.

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Les_Slater   2/2/2014 3:42:46 PM
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It could stiffle inovation but it doesn't have to. The Chinese certainly have a significant university system they can tap into.

Security is getting to be a bigger and biger problem in the world. If it's not the NSA it's organized crime. I think all apps should be source code only and compiled by the app store. Using subroutines, or modules resident on app store system should be highly encouraged.

And a model that relies primarily on ad revenue invites corruption.

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jasiojasiojasio   2/2/2014 10:28:52 AM
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They got Google OS free and they want to isolate their Chinese users from the rest of the world with their own OS. This a reason. Not technology but politics.

Bert22306
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Good way to stifle innovation
Bert22306   2/1/2014 6:05:05 PM
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They have done this before, e.g. with their DTV standard and cellular TD-SCDMA, at best with mixed results. This emphasis on the government doing everyone's thinking for them seems so strange by today's western standards. My thinking is, this works almost like a regulating mechanism, preventing technological innovation from flourishing in China.

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_hm   2/1/2014 5:47:42 PM
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If governmet is involved in pushing technology, it ought to be failure in long term.

Will consumer like that? Will they abandon or force to abandon iOS and Android? May be little difficult.

If Chinese governmet has security issue for this forced COS implemantation, other countries should use same logic and ban all devices with COS.

 

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Chinese Gov. milestone
lister1   2/1/2014 12:47:10 PM
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This has got be a significant milestone for the Chinese Government towards technology independence.

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