From yet another rant by Dave Winer:
Look at it this way. We're all locked in a trunk. You can't get out of the trunk by smearing ketchup on my tie. It won't make the guys driving the car lose any money. They can't even see into the trunk. It's locked, from the outside
That is almost as good as some of the Information Minister's better quotes. I unsubscribed from Scripting News a while ago but I now realize I was reading it the wrong way. Dave is in fact a one-man sitcom, a moody Don Quixote tilting at the rest of the (development) world. The only thing you must remember is not to implement any code based on his "specs". That is taking him too seriously.