It’s better for us to have an industry-wide shared platform than to be divided. I don’t want to get to a ‘Prodigy and CompuServe’ of the Internet of Things.
Rob Chandhok, senior vice president of Qualcomm, comparing the competing standards groups to walled-off online services in the 1990s. Not mentioned, of course, is that another walled-off online service, America Online, came around and crushed them both. Weird analogy to draw.
Update from Chandhok on Twitter: Not a Tumblr dude but @parislemon, if you want to dissect my quote on #IoT we can discuss here.. was drawing analogy to Web disruption:-)