eWeek: Massachusetts vs. Microsoft?

“We’ve had two opportunities this week to hear from eWEEK.com’s
David Coursey on why it’s a bad idea for Massachusetts to opt to
use only ‘open’ document formats by 2007. Coursey has gone so far
as to suggest that only an ideologue or a fool would attempt to
stand up to Microsoft in this way.

“I disagree. Massachusetts, along with most other governments,
corporations and individuals in this country and around the world,
has dug itself into a hole by tying up so much of its data in a
format that can be properly accessed only by the products of a
single supplier…”