There has been a lot of talk of late regarding the demise of the Java Content Repository (JCR) specification and what to do when a standard does die off. Much of this is blamed on the emergence of CMIS as a standard, but that is just a contributory factor. Many Content Management specifications and standards have withered over the last decade without a standard positioned to replace them.
Craig Randall recently posted how he was presenting on Building Content-Enabled Applications at EMC World, at least until he was downed by injury. Regardless of his injury, this is a topic of great interest to me and I had a few conversations over the past year with him on the topic. I wanted to chime in on his post to both amplify it and see if we can get some dialog going in advance of the conference.