Tech giants, bone wars, and sports franchises: a special series on the greatest rivalries. – Slate Magazine.
“As Shakespeare once told us, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” And some, he might have added, rise to greatness because of the presence—and the provocations—of a worthy rival. In a series of articles over the next few weeks, Slate will explore how competition makes the best even better, driving creativity, innovation, and sheer bloody-mindedness in a race to the top.”
Reminds me of my earlier point about gamification and debate.