The W3C, a patent, Jakob Nielsen, and Sun
Friday, January 12, 2001 by Dave Winer.
If you live on the West Coast of the United States, please turn off a light. I just turned off four. It's time to return to the philosophy of the energy-deprived 70s. When you leave a room, turn off the light.
The story has all the required elements of intrigue. A famous pundit, the leading Web technology consortium, a major platform vendor, and a browser feature that (as far as I know) no major browser implements.
Possible prior art. A disruption in the flow of new ideas.
We're going to follow this story on Scripting News.