It's hard not to love Jaron Lanier - a man whose dreadlocks and facial hair could've earned him a spot as Beorn on the second Hobbit installment; a bon-vivant and a brilliant thinker who helped pionee
When people rant about something it's either because they're blowhards, opinionated, or worried. Hopefully I'm in the third category.
This is not another yawner about why standards matter.
I remember the early days of the Web, when we were digging through Open Source like dwarves in Moria seeking the jewels and precious ore of APIs.