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I don't disagree.
However, you will find where the better is developed,
the IP profits are reaped. Nothing has changed.
From: Dave Pawson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> It is suboptimal as a document format for the Web. It is suboptimal as a
> wire format for distributed computing. It is suboptimal as a program
> configuration file format. It is suboptimal as a syntax for programming
> languages. It is suboptimal as an business document format.
> However it is "good enough" at being all these things that we put up
> with it. Anyone can come up with a better format for their specific
> scenario. So what?
I think that sums it up.
For a specific we can find 'better' solutions.
For a significant majority it's good enough, or better.
Nicely put Dare.
(We'll wait for Lens response :-)