Oh, come on people (at least some of you). Do you really wish there were only one cell phone manufacturer and that nobody else had followed? Do you even remember who was first? Or only one PC maker? Probably even harder to remember who was first.
Doesn't competition lead to increased variety, regularly improving features, and lower prices for us as consumers?
Yes, I totally agree with you. Competition leads to increased variety, improved features, lower prices. I completely agree.
But what would you say if Apple, Samsung, Nokia, and a dozen other manufacturers were making the same exact phone, maybe an iPhone, that is identical in every way to eachother.
Would that increase variety? Improved features?
Diamine is coming out with something fairly similar (I haven't met these inks in person, but from the looks of it, they sound pretty similar to the 1670 line). Maybe they've got more color options, but for starters, the basic Red, Blue, Grey and Green are there.
I respect Diamine as a brand, I have quite a few of their colors and I like most of them. So I'm being critical of Diamine in a good way, not in a bad way. I expect them to come out with something original and not copy others ideas.
I do see now, after some of you pointed out, that the timing just might have worked itself out this way, that J. Herbin might have made it to the market sooner while Diamine might have independently been working on an idea that was fairly similar, and to me the average-Joe-consumer, it might appear that J. Herbin is the leader and Diamine is copying off of J. Herbin.
I'm sorry if my comments are bothering folks, it's not my intent to blast anybody's favorite brand or start any kind of flame wars here.