It's the Slashdot Reality Distortion Field in effect, I think.
It's the exact game he and journalists have been playing with them for a while now. Release some information, wait for official to make statements, release the next bit of information that showed they lied.
It's been hilarious to see people lose really, really badly at this.
And, while we're at it, memory of all kinds is always expressed in GiB,
I think you'll find that this is not actually the case.
The TI datasheets are not really "full". They are quite extensive, but there are large parts they leave out too.
the Amiga had a nice version
It did not. IFF is entirely unrelated to TIFF.
You are also over-romanticising the TIFF format quite a bit. In actuality, it is quite a mess and mostly supports a million complicated features exceedingly few people actually want, making supporting it a completely nearly impossible.
If you just let Slashdotters think that they are smarter than someone, such as by calling that person an "idiot", their brains will turn off and they'll accept anything you feed them.
Oh, you want to be pedantic? Let's be pedantic, then!
Scandinavian languages don't have "umlauts". "Umlaut" is a concept from German, where vowels are modified into different forms and marked with an umlaut mark. Other languages, however, just borrow these typographical forms to represent vowels with similar sounds. However, while German considers the vowels a and ä to be variations on the same letter, Scandinavian languages consider these to be separate letters entirely, and place them differently in alphabetical orderings.
Thus, there is no "umlaut" in Eyjafjallajökull, there is merely an "ö" rather than an "o".
What part of the site needs a tablet?
They are actual physical concepts, unlike fractals which are mathematical?
Too bad there is no such thing. Fractals are mathematical objects, not things that exist in reality except as approximations.
Round-trip compatibility with other encodings that already have them.
That sucks, but it does not seem to be an example of what was asked for.
Well, OS X sandboxing fixes pretty much all of that.
Very helpful linking, there. The words "new trend" appear once, entirely unexplained.
Similarly, because murders still happen, we don't need the police.