I was expecting a lot more push back on my statement that "people inventing new 'standards' are deliberately trying to make them hard" but (so far) only one comment mentions it:
This blog post feels like a subtweet, making accusations of malice about... something? ActivityPub? If it flat out said what it was talking about, we could have a more productive discussion.
I've long said that various standards are too complicated for the average person. ActivityPub is certainly beyond me and a lot of IndieWeb building blocks are also out of reach.
Things don't have to be so complicated.