What We Talk About When We Talk About Economies Of Scale In Tech

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Editor’s note:Ben Bajarin is a principal at Creative Strategies where he focuses his analysis and research on the consumer technology industry and consumer technology products. Follow him on Twitter @BenBajarin.

When I joined the Industry Analyst community in 2000 the industry was much smaller. For those in the business and analyst community who were in the field decades prior it was even smaller still. Early in my career as an analyst I was studying the semiconductor industry as it related to markets like PCs, mobile phones (not smartphones), digital home and a few other consumer-facing segments.

In those days, the PC was the talk of the town. It was on a steady growth stream and the only question we would debate internally is how much the industry would grow in the next few years and how many more PCs we would sell in the years to come. The PC crossed…

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