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Tim Stevens, writing on his very excellent Substack:

That’s my favorite joke from my software engineering days, one that I’m sure is older than me by decades and probably predates the invention of digital computers. The sad part is, it’s a joke I’ve been able to use again even long after I left that career behind.

Today, I get to dust it off for the rather disheartening news that Ford is, seemingly, abandoning the single biggest global charging standard for its EVs, the standard that already defeated another major charging standard, the standard that finally, after years of confusion, aligned every major global EV manufacturer — well, except for one.

This change is a frustratingly bad move for consumers and I’ll gladly tell you why, but first a little background.