sterlingda writes: "Right now at this very instant of time and for a very short period of time in the near future the standards for the transmission, formats and processes for all of the data handled in the Smart Grid are being written by NIST. Everything that proceeds for decades after this time will hinge on what we do in the next approximately 25 days. Just think of how some of the present bottlenecks in the Internet could have been circumvented with proper foresight. Now is the time to chime in to make sure that the standards set for the Smart Grid are the best the can be."
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