ConsortiumInfo: The Microsoft Converter, News Shopping and Tectonic Shifts
Jul 12, 2006, 16:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)
"It's been a week now since Microsoft announced its ODF/Office
open source converter project--time enough for 266 on-line stories
to be written, as well as hundreds of blog entries (one expects)
and untold numbers of appended comments. Lest all that virtual ink
fade silently into obscurity, it seems like a good time to look
back and try to figure out What it All Means.
"There are two ways to go about that task. One is the 'have it
your way,' news channel technique (simply pick the channel that
serves up your daily news just the way you like it, whether that
be--liberal, conservative or just snarky). Nothing better than the
Internet for that, where you can go shopping in the great
marketplace of interpretation, and willful misinterpretation, that
is the Web, and find more than you could imagine..."