One man's genius.... Anyway, I like a set of basic standards and do not cotton to go back to the days when no one could communicate outside their own network of proprietary software/hardware because everyone had their own standards. I like standards in my TV sets, VCRs, telephones, just about everything and beyond that they can have their own little bells and whistles - At least I know I can take my VHS tape out of my JVC and play it in my friend's Panasonic without a hitch, so what if his doesn't have flying erase heads or CompuLink, or nonlinear editing. Those who don't think standards are important should use Sony's Betamax as a case study. Better picture and sound quality but a proprietary format and no OEMs.