The story of and the *huge* amount of work that has been built on top of it (, , etc), then summarily deprecated for the "easier to use" , then re-invented step-by-step as JSON-LD or JSON-Schema is crying to be written

Can't pretend to understand how it all happened, the actors, the interests, the role of committees, the role of developers etc, but it does feel as if this is a slow motion car crash that played out over more than two decades...

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