wiki-thon? Re: [uf-discuss] usability review

Tantek Ç elik tantek at
Thu Feb 2 14:29:42 PST 2006

On 2/2/06 2:14 PM, "David Osolkowski" <qidydl at> wrote:

> On 2/2/06, Tantek Çelik <tantek at> wrote:
>> I'm a little unclear what you mean by "languishing".  It seems that not a
>> day goes by when we (even myself personally) must reference the process to
>> someone either on the list or in IRC.
> I was hunting for the right word there anyways.  Microformats seem to
> be/have been in the news a lot, they are topics at conventions, etc.
> However, it seems like the formats themselves are getting more
> coverage than the process used to create them,

This is actually *a good thing*.

We want far more use of existing microformats than invention of new

Using microformats should be as easy as possible.

Making new microformats should be filtered hopefully as effectively as
possible in order to keep to the "micro" aspect.

> when the process is as
> important a development as the formats themselves; the formats grow
> out of the process.

This is definitely true.  But the process is only important to a small
handful of people, those that are working on or developing microformats.
We're the minority :)  We need to focus our efforts first and foremost on
the usability of the microformats themselves.



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