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smart people bad formats

“I thought we were avoiding some RSS-related damage when we chose one and only one format — Atom — for our feeds. I thought it was nice that we were using the same thing Blogger was, and that we used a big, prominent icon to label it. I thought we were making it easy for people. Nope. I was wrong.”

  • More smart people wasting their time fighting a losing battle over a more “pure” data format when a working defacto standard already exists. Don’t people have better things to do?

The full sad article is here