Bonnie and I write on video wars, text wars, audio wars, book wars. I'm starting to think that we may have this wrong. Not that we're wrong about there being a LOT of competition over standards, delivery methods, media, etc. I think we're not looking at it from a big enough picture.
We've seen Google announce an OS aimed at Netbooks. Microsoft suddenly announces Office for Web really isn't as far away as it seemed. Amazon is working on text deployment (Kindle of course), which conflicts with Barnes and Noble, and also runs on the iPhone. The iPhone now has to cope with Android (Google), but Verizon is also getting in on the phone app store act. EVERYONE is busy with some kind of video, while Hulu finally explains why PS3 people got locked out for awhile, and Netflix is scrambling to work with Microsoft. Microsoft as we noted, is tussling with Google, so who knows what's next.
We don't have video wars. Or audio wars. Or text wars.
In the technical side of the Geekonomy we've now got the EVERYTHING wars. Everyone at some point seems to be butting heads with everyone else in the technology and media side of things. I'd say we've got unprecedented conflicts, changes, and just plain weirdness coming our way for at least two years.