Re: @stucs201: Standards?
On yes I forgot that there is only one internet protocol isn't there and every vendor implemented it correctly? (For the uninitiated there is a movement towards version 6 of the protocol. Servers using version 6 can not communicate with servers using earlier versions without intermediaries but this is apparently an example of a good standard that works everywhere without fail.)
Red Book Audio - I guess you must be too young to remember the early days of issues between vendors then. There were always some discs that would only work on certain players. We also had years of using caddies to try and stabilise discs so they could be read. And lets not get into how writable discs written on one machine would often fail to read on another when they came along.