News.com has an article up this morning about the RSS controversy that strikes a tone I haven’t seen since the brouhaha over Winer Watcher. Tim Bray, quoted in the article, suggests that the author was baiting him. I didn’t see any similar explanation for Dave’s comments from Dave. Interesting.
[UPDATE: Dave’s got a letter to all of those interviewed in the article and carbon-copied to the author. It’s an extremely weird statement though very insightful into Winer’s personality, especially the part that starts “I endorsed Pie/Echo/Whatever, maybe you guys could suck in your breath and make some kind of statement about RSS….” It’s conciliatory though insulting, pleading yet demanding.]