Good enough versus Best in battle
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Submitted by Lyle (United States), Dec 9, 2014 23:58
Excel was good enough, so that even if 123 was best it could not win. One lesson of the technology wars is that quite often the best product technically does not win, but rather one that is good enough (VHS vs Beta for example). Once a product is good enough, then non technical matters including marketing skills determine the winner.
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