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RE: breaking up?

Once they screamed for things to be fixed, kill all the lawyers, down with
up with the W3C, we be fast you be slow, and so forth, they simply set the 
whole cycle back in motion.  The strongest competitor dominated the outcome.
won because the web designers made it happen.  The NS designers lost in a 
competition in which they set the expectations. Why did NS change their name

from Mosaic Communications and pay $2.3 million to the University of
What did they expect from their competitors? 
Spy Vs Spy.  Be smart, fast and execute brutally.  That is how evolution
works sans a catastrophe.   Dinosaurs beat the mammals every time until the 
big rocks fell from the sky and a lack of food and breathable air gave the 
advantage to small, furry, egg-eaters.

Kind of makes one long for the days of the Jacobins, no?  Every revolution
has its price. 
Practice has to drive standards, and not the other way around. Right now it
seems that stan..., er, recommendations are coming fast and furious, but no
one is listening. How could they? The cacophony is music only to the elite
few. Is it leadership or aristocracy?
I don't doubt the good intentions of the people driving the technology, but
I wonder if they're moving too fast to stop and look at how the peasants are
laboring in the field?  
Maybe if I had more coffee...