about interchange formats? I confess I have only half been paying attention to the current bitch-fest surrounding RSS. I have been travelling and so my own personal fury has been occupied learning to hate people who drive mini-vans, wondering why Americans are so clue-less about using their turn signals and trying to think of some karmic justice for the asshole who managed to get the idea for cinnamon sticky bun flavoured coffee out of the boardroom and in to gas stations. (Look, it's not like I have any illusions about gas station coffee but some things are just wrong.) But comparing any flavour of the RSS format to the .doc seems a bit disingenuous. The whole point of this magic magic XML stuff, I thought, was that we didn't have to spend all this time arguing whether or not you spell labour with a u. You say labor, I say labour and we write computer programs to deal with it.