Yesterday, at O’Reilly’s Emerging Technology Conference, Ray Ozzie, CTO of Microsoft, gave a demo of Live Clipboard, a Microsoft system which enables copying and pasting structured information from the web.
Read his post about it and watch the screencasts to get the ideas behind it and see the program in action.
Of interest to the microformats community, some of the demonstrations included the hCard and hCalendar microformats from the microformat-friendly Eventful.com.
If anyone has more info about the microformats support in this application, I’d love to hear about it, drop me a line.
[…] It really is only a matter of time before this stuff really takes off. With Bill on the bully pulpit yakkin‘ with TimO about it, dropping references it during the Mix ‘06 keynote, Ray Ozzie pimping them at ETECH, LinkedIn coming to the party, folks misrepresenting core ideas already… I mean sweet! I smell a movement on the march. […]
March 24th, 2006 at 12:07 pm
It’s now June 2006.
I recently asked about microformats in a forum, visited by people who are serious about solid markup (they tend to validate all markup before release). They had no heard of microformats and had not considered any strategy about what to do with them.
This will definitely take some time.
June 18th, 2006 at 5:20 pm
[…] This week’s announcement of Yahoo adding Yahoo! Local to the number of their sites that support microformats gets us closer to blurring the lines between desktop and web applications. Allowing a person to better use and control a specific type of information, microformats makes the flood of information presented a little more human friendly. For example, using the hCalendar microformat on a website you can import the event into your Google Calendar or Microsoft Outlook by just clicking the link using available plug-in and planned support for applications. […]
June 23rd, 2006 at 6:54 am
[…] Es geschah am 7. März 2006 bei der O’Reillys Emerging Technology Conference, als Ray Ozzie – seines Zeichens CTO von Microsoft – sich hinstellte und die Welt mit einer Demo des Live Clipboards verzauberte und die Community zum staunen brachte, als sich herausstellte, das die unterliegende Technologie unter anderem auf Microformats fußte. Das war in sofern erstaunlich, als dass ausgerechnet Microsoft … […]
August 4th, 2006 at 1:27 am
[…] So what is the benefit then? Well as more microformat content is created and more semantic search engine support appears, hopefully it will make it easier to find the things we want quicker and reuse the content. Microsoft announced that they will soon be launching a product called Live Clipboard which enables you to cut and paste data between sites or applications whilst retaining the underlying structure. […]
August 29th, 2006 at 1:48 am