What happened and why open formats matter! Tucked in with the many security updates (and the restoration of oneÃ¢â¬â¢s ability to paste text from a web page into a Word document!), a very interesting modification to the Office 2003 software waits quietly for installation with Service Pack 3. Unbeknownst to the user installing this Ã¢â¬ÅPack 3,Ã¢â¬Â their Office software is about to be imbued with a runaway power: the cutoff of access to your old documents. The vendor-neutral quality makes ODF a superior format for document retention.
February 8, 2008