Re: "each company trying its best not to work with the others"
"If Thread 1.2 fulfills its promises, then the others will just have to get in line."
Well, Microsoft have a pretty consistent track record for ensuring that standards are never fully adhered too. Apple are known for putting a heavy price tag on anything they touch, Google will remove all your privacy if they are invloved and IBM will never actually get round to finishing it whilst the open souce crowd will make 15 versions and 120 forks.
And then, someone will come up with a newer, better, faster technology that is much cheaper but none of the majors players are currently involved in so it will simply get fogotten...
Sarcastic, who me ?