Now, I am the first one to complain and curse Sir Bill Gates every time my laptop with 1 gig of ram sloooows.
Nevermind that I have 15 Internet Explorer windows up, 7 tabs in Firefox, not to mention Photoshop and a couple Excel sheets running. And can I mention all those nasty backgound programs that keep finding their ways to chew up crucial memory?
Well, today , I had an epiphany. The PC gods have bestowed clarity upon me, and it all is very clear to now.
You see Microsoft with all its poor customer service. In its monopolistic endeavors and its crappy products has created the digital age.
As much as I love my Mac, I have to use MS. In fact, I have to use them in order to use many commercial applications that just are not available to the MAC or Linux operating systems. Like English is used begrudgingly worldwide in order to do business, MS has created the digital language of business. Mac may be my favorite language. But I use my PC when I wish to do business. In fact, Apple has had to create applications that easily "translate" to the MS PC.
Oh, sure Microsoft has created apps that can work on a Mac, but it is akin to we Americans showing our hospitality by our weak attempt at the metric system.
Uncle Bill has given us the consistent standard by which to operate in the digital era.
All mediums need a standard. Recordable DVD's are still grappling with a standard. Digital Video is dealing with the same issue. You would think if I have a purely digital video camera I could lay it down immediately onto a DVD for my family viewing, and just as easily upload it to the web. Nope.
The company that creates that standard will be rewarded handsomely.However, like with Microsoft,the fight is often bitter. The standard bearers always are rewarded for their efforts.
In real estate sales, it seems online companies are fighting to create the standard. However, the Realtor organizations already have a standard called the MLS.
The problem is the industry gets an "F" for its efforts to claim its birthright. A birthright that was built on the backs of generations of members throughout the years.
The MLS has been the industries consistent platform. The Realtor version of the stock market if you will.
An industry will always be inneficient until a standard is followed. Mess with the markets consistency and there is disruption and confusion.