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Free Software Magazine: The Day My Father Blew Himself Up

Apr 20, 2006, 01:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Anthony Taylor)

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"The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the visible front of the current standards battle royale: in this corner, at 220 pounds, Open Document Format (ODF)! In the other corner, the 800 pound gorilla, Microsoft Office 12 XML format! Hopefully, we won't get caught in the explosion.

"I was four years old the day of the explosion. I'd like to say I remember it well, but I don't; I don't remember my mother's fear, or the excitement or terror. Sometimes I think I remember my father's absence, or staying with Grandpa while Dad was away, but I can't be sure of those memories. The older I get, the surer I am I invented a lot of my own history..."

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