"uid" microformats? (was Re: [uf-discuss] ISBN mark-up)

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Wed Apr 26 14:31:12 PDT 2006

In message <C073E92A.6D553%tantek at cs.stanford.edu>, Tantek Çelik
<tantek at cs.stanford.edu> writes
>>> The average person knows, understands, and uses telephone numbers and
>>> zip codes all the time. The same cannot be said about ISBN.
>> Interesting assertion. Care to cite your evidence?
>Any study showing use of phones (number of phones per househould,
>cellphones per capita etc.) and postal mail demonstrates broad
>understanding of those two.


>ISBN?  I leave that David Letterman or whoever wants to make a funny
>video asking people on the street what an ISBN is and how to use it.

No evidence, then.

Free clue: I know far more people who use ISBNs than zip codes (indeed,
more who know what an ISBN is, than do a zip code).
Andy Mabbett
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