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The IoT wars are over, maybe? Amazon, Apple, Google give up on smart-home domination dreams, agree to develop common standards

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RFC

I'm sure everyone who was using the internet back in the 70s and 80s, and even some of the 90s, is now smirking wryly at the realisation that these johnny-come-lately newcomers have finally (re)discovered the concept of RFCs (Requests For Comments) in order to co-operatively develop and work out universal standards so that everyone can play nicely, rather than have each of them storm off in a huff with their own specially shaped ball that nobody else can play with.

But what is somewhat depressing is that you would have thought that each of those companies would either still have a few wise old wizards still lurking around, or, at the very least, would have learned from the knowledge passed on and inherited from them...

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