[microformats-discuss] Re: Educationg Others
danny.ayers at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 12:16:05 PDT 2005
On 10/4/05, Mark Pilgrim <pilgrim at gmail.com> wrote:
> Eventually all of these will come together in a super-script that
> parses all available data in every page you ever browse, and publishes
> it to your own private Atom Store via the Atom API. (This part is
> already written as well, though unreleased.)
Looking forward to the release!
I'd note that this is very similar in approach to the work that's been
done with PiggyBank/SemanticBank, though over there it's pretty much
(which is a point - what are you doing for a data model for the
One new (work-in-progress) bit, which I think kind-of parallels the
Greasemonkey stuff, is this:
> Imagine having your own private database of every person you've ever
> stumbled across online, and being able to download their vCards into
> your address book. And every event, which you can download into
> iCal/Sunbird/Outlook. Plus a list of all the Creative
> Commons-licensed content you've ever read, which you can repurpose --
> legally, according to the terms of the license.
> Now imagine searching such a database. And subscribing to your search
> results as a syndicated feed.
> It's coming. Within weeks, not years. All the data is out there;
> people are publishing this stuff anyway. If they publish it just 1%
> better (with appropriate microformatting), I can get 1000% more out of
> Or do you just use your browser to browse? That's so 20th century.
Yes, yes, yes to all that. And more ;-)
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