What's up at the Troy (MI) Public Library Technology Department
September 30, 2010
A Look at the Format Wars Throughout History
Switched published an interesting article recently outlining some of the famous format wars throughout history. Some of the formats covered included HD DVDs vs. Blu-Ray (which the library carries!), CDs vs. mini-discs vs. mp3s, and FM vs. AM.
The whole article is very interesting and covers 10 separate format battles and how they have turned out.
The Dvorak vs. QWERTY keyboard layout format war is the most interesting one to me!