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> > Actually, that is *exactly* what Steve Case is thinking.  The thing
> > was remarkable about Napster was how quickly Sean Fanning was able
> > move from nothing to a practical monopoly in such a short time --
> > without paying an ounce of attention to the standards. So I think
> > Dave's point is that predicting a system's demise based on its
> > (or lack of) to standards, is not very reliable.  Napster died
> > it stepped on the toes of the media companies, not because it had a
> > record of working in standards organizations.
> I don't think that this is what Dave is saying because I don't think
> anyone has been arguing that standardization is the make or break
> for applications. So it would be attacking a strawman. I see Dave's
> argument as "popularity beats rigor."

Yes, that's actually what I meant - I was equating the process by which
someone sits with competitors and works out an open and healthy approach
with "rigor".


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