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because they can. The whole system is built that way. The more realistic hope is that someone who cares and is in that business, licenses the technology.

regular consumers won't challenge the router and switch business. Thought I made the point in the post... and the company doesn't bother because it's not invested in it. Period. It's one thing to talk about being "social", another to demonstrate it by living it. Last time I checked, it looked like the Zi8 had also been discontinued in favor of another model. And Kodak's business replies on patents, not social ;-)

The real question is this: will people boycott other Cisco products as a protest at this? If not, it's no loss to the company and it shows that people ultimately don't care enough so why should the company bother with 'the conversation'?

I like what Flip brought to the market. I use Kodak's Zi8 myself - better piece of kit IMO - but Flip was the gamechanger (and it's tragic to see 550 jobs go).

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