[uf-discuss] microformats for normal people, like my mum

Thom Shannon thom at ts0.com
Thu Jun 28 03:59:07 PDT 2007

I just think it would be good to bring these handy microformat driven 
functions under a banner that isn't confused by the other things 
microformats do. The idea of pulling these bits of data out of a page 
and using them elsewhere is one of many features of microformats and 
something that people would use every day. A logo that could sit next to 
the feed icon would be perfect, and a simple name so everyone 
understands what they are, and can promote them.

I want to be able to sell this to my clients, I want to show them this 
cool thing supported by the next generation of browsers that they can 
have in their websites too.

Benjamin West wrote:
> On 6/27/07, Tara Hunt <tara at citizenagency.com> wrote:
>> Although I heart the idea of language for non-experts, I'm wondering
>> how public facing Microformats, as a general term, is.
> [snip]
>> It should look like magic. What's that Arthur C. Clarke quote about
>> technology and magic?
>> T
> I agree.  I'm not sure why an end user would even want know.  Most 
> people just
> want to find that phone number, call their friend, and get on with 
> their life,
> or whatever it is they were doing.
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