A couple of related sites this time for the standards enthusiast:
OASIS http://www.oasis-open.org/home/index.php -- coolness with standards in the e-biz industry
XML.org http://www.xml.org/ -- hosted by OASIS this, of course, focuses on XML and Web Service standards
These sites are what you make of them, to quote Gene Hackman (Lex Luthor) from Superman(1978):
"Some people can read War and Peace and come away thinking it's a simple adventure story, others can read the ingredients on a chewing gum wrapper and unlock the secrets of the universe."