Looks like Andrew Turner's presentation provided the fresh air that Ed Parsons was enjoying. His material looks great and I'd like to see this reprised someday. Getting a bit of credit at the end is gratifying: I'm proud of the work I've done to introduce some of these ideas to the geospatial community.
Still, I think the "mass market geo standards" concept is bullshit. If anyone can explain how framing architectures and architectural styles as consumer products benefits developers and designers, I'm all ears and eyes.