I "discovered" this blog from Ed's blogroll, but thought it was worth pointing out here, too. It's called An Antic Disposition, written by colleague Rob Weir. Rob's an interesting guy, a great developer, and writes well. I first worked with Rob on K-station, where he led a team to analyze and fix performance problems. He really broke down the problem and we got some enormous improvements. He's recently been on a real tear covering open document editors and ODF format issues:
Document Migrations - discusses and analyzes the pros and cons of migrating your document formats from one to another. I think the table and guidelines are useful lessons for anyone to read.
The Case for a Single Document Format: Part I - in Rob's words: "This will be a multi-part post, mixing in a little economics, a little history and a little technology — an intellectual smörgåsbord — attempting to make the argument that a single document format is the inevitable and desired outcome." This is an amazing, Koranteng-sized post. (Koranteng was another K-station team member...awesome group!)
Cannibalism - a response to Bob Sutor's observations on OOXML.
If you are interested in open standards and ODF (and raspberries and Roman coins, apparently), then check out this blog.
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Chris Reckling | 21 March 2007 10:01:25 AM ET |