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wireless interoperability

Standards are never perfect. Additionally there tend to be some politics 
involved in the standards groups. Remember how long it took to get a 
standard for dialup modems that the modem vendors would comply with. And, 
the current standard has a bunch of holes.
Ron Peterson wrote:

> Why, after the IEEE goes through the trouble of articulating standards,
> must we suffer vendor incompatibilities?  They wouldn't dare do this
> intentionally, would they?  What a cynical bastard I must be to suggest
> such a thing.
Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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