Brent suggests that blog tools standardize features.
Wouldn’t it be cool if weblog systems supported a standard set of attributes? Forget the API for a moment (though that’s important too)â€”I’m talking about the features different systems support. The problem with that idea is that systems compete (in part) based on those features. Does system x support trackbacks? Does system y support keywords?
Stay tuned for back-channel complaining as programmers fight over who is the standard and who gets to ‘own’ it.