Got to admit…I’m struggling with the formal world of standards, and the interconnect with Web 2. While the standards world seems to have been engrossed in Mdata schemas, DRM, content packaging and learning design specifications etc. Web 2 applications are running ‘amuck’. But who cares -its working while many of these standards specifications (look at CORDRA) are a painful birth. Should we be looking at reviewing Interoperability in the Web 2 context as well? As Scott Karp writes it still seems very superficial. Maybe we only need looser associations between these tools and systems?
Should we also broaden our notion of ‘interoperability’ to mean more than just interconnecting but also compatibility/usability?