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

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Thu Jun 28 11:35:34 PDT 2007

On Jun 28, 2007, at 6:13 AM, Frances Berriman wrote:

> On 28/06/07, Thom Shannon <thom at ts0.com> wrote:
>> Exactly! We need a brand and a website that introduces people to the
>> concept, tells them where to get the plugins or the right browsers  
>> and
>> possibly encourages them to put pressure on their web guys to  
>> implement
>> them, "Want x's on your site? Then use Microformats"
> I think better encouragement would come from putting energy into
> creating tools, plug-ins, examples and tutorials for those people -
> rather than trying to re-brand something that's already something else
> re-branded.

I couldn't agree more. I think this discussion is rather unproductive  
for this community. Just build the tools, design them well and get  
people to use them. If you never use the word 'microformat' in your  
application, that's fine. No harm, no foul, no need to build a new  


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