The Format Wars was an interesting article in the recent EDAWeekly but compared to its length it didn't say too much new and did not take the conclusions far enough. The EDA angle at the end came accross as vaguely relevant but a bit too artificial. The large number of typos and grammatical mistakes was disappointing. Sometimes engineers are reputed to be not good communicators and unfortunately, sometimes it is true but anybody in the technical profession who was involved with design and worked with or written specifications can attest to the importance of correct language use in the technical field. In case of journalists, it is their bread and butter and the readers' expectations are high by definition.
The Format Wars article had plenty of potential and strong relevance to our industry. Unfortunately, it somehow wasn't up to the high standard we accustomed to have in EDAWeekly.