[microformats-discuss] Re: Educationg Others

Robert Sayre sayrer at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 08:32:14 PDT 2005

On 10/5/05, Mark Pilgrim <pilgrim at gmail.com> wrote:
> We've all
> decided that this way is better.  Not because it's easier or faster or
> sloppier, but because *it leads to a better result*.  Really.

That message is an interesting comment on "standards", and I agree
with most of it. However, many standards organizations *start* by
positioning themselves as a venue for Getting Things Done as opposed
to the Evil Corporate Inefficient Bureaucratic Organization that
precedes it. One day, microformats.org will be the ECIBO if it's at
all successful.

Mark asserts that microformats lead to better results, but that leaves
Scott's original (good) question unanswered.

Scott Anderson wrote:
> What is your criteria for determining when you have made microformats a success?

Adoption seems to be /okay/, but I'm still kind of pondering what
these thing are for and what kind of apps use them. I would check the
wiki, but it seems to be down, so I wonder if  there's an answer to
the most frequently asked question around here:

"What are microformats for?"

Robert Sayre

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