Wither hardware startups?

[I]t’s getting harder to find independent hardware startups that can scale up to something big without getting bought.

From Dieter Bohn on the collective disappointment so many people feel about the Eero acquisition. The rise of product ecosystems is increasing the costs and risks for independent hardware startups in every category. (Perhaps that’s why reMarkable positions itself as the intentionally unconnected alternative to our phones.)