, RobGreenly wrote

*snip*I suspect we will never find out the real answer. But the bottom line is that there is now one less OEM in the ecosystem. As in nature, when there is one less specie in the world, biodiversity suffers, and the world suffers. We won't know what cancer cures we can get from the Dodo bird.

Or maybe a deadly disease? Trust me, analogies can be pushed too far...