“In other words, standards — and in particular social web standards — are the lingua franca that make it possible for uninitiated web services to interact in a consistent manner. When web services use standards to commoditize essential and basic features, it forces them to compete not with user lock-in, but by providing better service, better user experience, or with new functionality and utility. I am an advocate of the open web because I believe the open web leads to increased competition, which in turn affords people better options, and more leverage in the world.”
Says Chris – oh yes, and this must be only the beginning, right? See epeus.blogspot.com – I am crossposting this here now from posterous – now that our vision of buzz is getting clearer, and me and fellow buzzards need some more “argumentative fuel”.