[microformats-discuss] Hi, I'm Kevin,
and I'm Addicted To Microformats
Dr. Ernie Prabhakar
drernie at opendarwin.org
Fri Oct 7 12:05:09 PDT 2005
Well said, Kevin! We should start a testimonial page, as I think
these stories are useful for newcomers.
Okay, I guess I should just do it:
I've added Kevin's; feel free to add your own!
-- Ernie P.
On Oct 7, 2005, at 11:28 AM, Kevin Lawver wrote:
> My name is Kevin Lawver, and I work for AOL. I heard about
> Microformats from Tantek at SXSW 2003, and thought they were a good
> idea, and even added have an XFN sticker on my Powerbook.
> My personal interest in microformats stems from my general laziness
> and love of conformity. I don't want to have to think about how to
> mark something up all the time. I think Microformats can go a long
> way towards standardizing how we mark up particular pieces of data
> that will allow me to spend more time watching reality TV.
> Seriously, I work at a company that has a huge collection of
> developers spread all over the world. If I can tell all of them,
> "Hey, you should mark a review or search result or list of blog
> posts this way, and heres' the documentation," they'll be more
> likely to do that, and we'll have an easier time maintaining and
> "discovering" that content. It's why I pushed XHTML here, because
> we no longer had to argue about uppercase tags or quoted
> attributes. It was decided for us. I'd love to be able to use
> microformats to push that a little farther (and it means I can
> write more compact and more readable CSS, which is a good thing).
> Kevin Lawver
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Ernest N. Prabhakar, Ph.D. <drernie at opendarwin.org>
Ex-Physicist, Marketing Weenie, and Dilettante Hacker
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