Today I experienced two moments of bewilderment, the second one mixed with dismay. At first, when I googled for something unrelated, on one of the returns I saw a forum post where someone said "Icaza himself says that OOXML is superb". Well, first I was amazed, then I shrugged, and wrote it off as a troll, and continued with my other tasks. Two hours later I remembered again.
The Google group where this quote (which is only 5 days old) is from, is setup by Miguel himself, specifically to provide a feedback forum for his blog. Here is the quote. The emphasize was added by me:
Whatever. Just tell us that it is not what you really think about OOXML.
Update: So it's true. It IS his opinion, and it is not misrepresented. -- I'm speechless. Returning to the base office after a long workday spent on a customers' site, not only do I find my blog entry having been submitted by someone to Slashdot and to Digg, but also Miguel has now personally confirmed above quote in a long Slasdot comment. If you want to read all of his arguments, be sure to search for 'miguel (7116)' on each of the expanded Slashdot pages. I'm tired now, and I myself haven't yet read all of his reasonings (and probably never will). I'm also speechless... (oh, I said so already...).