Darby Lines on the Tech Media’s Obsession With ‘X Is a Y-Killer’ Storylines

Darby Lines:

Has anyone ever seriously made a comment such as “The new Vizio HDTV is totally a Panasonic killer”? No, they haven’t and if they did they would be laughed at. But somehow, if a device connects to a computer then we’re living under Highlander rules.

Any story that talks about some new phone being an “iPhone killer” is almost certainly a story you don’t need to read.

Monday, 14 December 2009