[thelist] RE: the standards thread

Shawn K. Quinn skquinn at xevious.kicks-ass.net
Sat Jul 10 11:32:16 CDT 2004

On 2004 July 09, Friday 05:17, Andy Budd wrote:
> 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?

Indeed, without open standards we would not have had a World Wide Web, 
or an Internet, to begin with.

Shawn K. Quinn

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