Lanxon writes: Google has launched an assault on the H.264 video standard favoured by Apple and, recently, Microsoft, by open-sourcing its competitor: the VP8 video codec. Although it won't noticeably affect most web users any time soon, it has massive ramifications on the future of web standards and technology.
We can found no scientific discipline, nor a healthy profession on the
technical mistakes of the Department of Defense and IBM.
-- Edsger Dijkstra