[thelist] RE: the standards thread

Andy Budd andy at message.uk.com
Fri Jul 9 05:17:17 CDT 2004

If a light bulb blows I can easily get a replacement because they come 
in a couple of standard fittings.

If I buy a DVD I know it'll play in my DVD player because it accepts 
the standard DVD format.

If my plumbing breaks the plumber can easily fix it because the pipes 
all use standards parts.

In the real world, standardisation makes life easier and cheaper. Why 
should it be any different on the web?

Andy Budd


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