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+ - Microsoft Spins Open XML as Data Preservation Tool

Submitted by bobstaff
bobstaff (313564) writes "Here's a article from the BBC that starts as a Microsoft tale about how Open XML will save the planet from unreadable proprietary formats. The end of the article though has a pretty good summary of the opposing view. Insert your own thought provoking/controversial question here."

FORTRAN is a good example of a language which is easier to parse using ad hoc techniques. -- D. Gries [What's good about it? Ed.]