Issue No. 03 - June (2012 vol. 29)
Stan Krolikoski , Cadence Design Systems,
It is argued that until a technology has been proven in the real world to the point where that its target audience will readily embrace it, it should not be Standardized. In other words, a Standards group should codify successful technology, not try to invent it. Standards work is already difficult by its very nature - it is distributed engineering at its most extreme - distributed across multiple companies, including competitors. The more this type of distributed engineering team is asked to invent solutions, the greater the chance it will either fail or produce a Standard that suffers lackluster adoption.
S. Krolikoski, "That's not our job! [Standards]," in IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol. 29, no. , pp. 90-92, 2012.