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Re: Food for thought (resurfacing)

From: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:24:59 -0400
Message-ID: <53D6CDBB.9040105@arcanedomain.com>
To: Marc Fawzi <marc.fawzi@gmail.com>, Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com>
CC: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>, "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>

On 7/28/2014 3:28 PM, Marc Fawzi wrote:

> but "Monopoly" to me means the market is dominated by 2-3 players

Uh, no.... without trying to be too formal about it, monopoly is about 
dominance by one "player". See, for example, the 6th definition from [1] 
which says:

  6. the market condition that exists when there is only >one< seller.

No need to pursue this in detail here, but the prefix "mono" is there for a 
reason.

Noah

[1] http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/monopoly?s=t
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