Don't be arrogant, please. Michael Kaplan happens to be a fairly important individual in the world of computer keyboarding, and if you cannot see that from where you're standing then why not shut up about it instead of showing it to the world? You'll only seem narrow-minded for doing so.
One problem with him being so polarized now is that he may have clout in decisions that affect Microsoft's use of layouts. Right now it doesn't matter because MS wouldn't put Colemak into their OS anyway, but if it keeps gaining momentum like I hope it will then at some other junction they'll probably consider it. And if he's there at that junction and if he's still annoyed then he may put a stop to it.
It's a fairly hypothetical concoction this, I know, but I can't but think of the stories they tell about Dvorak and how the bias of an individual in the US administration (Dr. Earle P. Strong of the 1956 study) just brought some promising developments to a screeching halt. That's a very contested subject and it's not easy to see what really happened back then but it's a fairly disconcerting story nevertheless.
You do have a point though, even if I feel that you word it too sharply: If the Colemak stays with Linux distros (and it will - those things just keep gaining useful bits and hardly losing any!), then at some point I think it'll come out on the Mac too. And then MS will likely follow suit. That depends on what momentum the layout gains in general, but it may well happen.
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