· Naughties
· · 2005
· · · October
· · · · 28 (2 entries)

Boston ODF Day · I spent Thursday the 27th in Boston; I was invited by Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center to participate in a round-table discussion of interoperability and standards in general, and the current Massachusetts/ODF brouhaha in particular. It was interesting and instructive, and I recommend that anyone who cares about this check out the recording. To help understand the context, there is this guy in the room from ACT who was pushing back pretty hard against the new Massachusetts policy. His arguments are lifted pretty well word for word from the Microsoft talking points, which was useful as the event might otherwise have been a love-in.
Meeting Hiawatha · That would be Hiawatha Bray, who’s been writing about computers and software in the Boston Globe for years and years, as long as I’ve been in the business. At least one conspiracy theorist pointed out that Hiawatha and I had never been seen in the same place at the same time; maybe there’s just one of us? Well, now we have been ...
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