[microformats-discuss] Re: Educationg Others

Mark Pilgrim pilgrim at gmail.com
Sat Oct 8 07:02:40 PDT 2005

On 10/7/05, Bud Gibson <bud at thecommunityengine.com> wrote:
> On Oct 3, 2005, at 18:00, Mark Pilgrim 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.)
> What worries me a little in the super-script notion is the question,
> "What's the use case?".  If your super-script is breakable into
> digestible little parts, then it sounds very useful (i.e., ideas are
> already forming in my mind about how to use the parts).  However, the
> notion that one script can do all you describe makes me think it may
> not be so easy to modularize.

Um, I'm releasing each of the parsers as separate scripts.  How much
easier can I make it to re-use them?

As for the use case for the super-script, well, I want a script that
does all that.  It will forever change the way I browse the web. 
Isn't that enough?

> How about something like "Dive Into Microformats with Firefox"?  This
> is the germ of a book idea that I bet you could get O'Reilly to take up.

I discussed this with Tantek at Foo Camp a few weeks ago.  We both
like the idea.  I'd like to concentrate on changing the world first,
and then maybe I'll get around to documenting how I did it.


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