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Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Thu Jan 20 23:50:08 MST 2011

On 21/01/2011, at 17:34 , Robert Edwards wrote:

> His list of other products simply demonstrates that everything
> can read and write ODF. So why was ECMA-376 chosen? Not sure why
> it is relevant that all these other products can read/import
> ECMA-376? What's the point if you can't write the format back out?

They're public servants, not scientists, and certainly not trained in drawing conclusions from available facts.  Thus the goal is that Microsoft Office is the standard, the table provides the evidence that this is the correct choice (i.e.: start with the end in mind, work towards your goals).

They draw facts to their conclusions, not conclusions from their facts.  They find ways to make the decision right, not ways to make the right decision.


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