Alex Brown: OOXML is Like a Baroque Castle with Secret Passages and Crumbling Towers

“Here’s a quotation for the ages, from an Alex Brown comment on
Andrew Updegrove’s Standards Blog (scroll down) asking Brown if
he’d agree that ODF was cleaner than OOXML:

“‘I’d go with that. I think ISO/IEC 26300 (ODF 1.0) can be
compared to a neat house built on good foundations which is not
finished; 29500 (OOXML) is a baroque cliffside castle replete with
toppling towers, secret passages and ghosts: it is all too