[microformats-discuss] Hi, I'm Kevin, and I'm Addicted To Microformats

Kevin Lawver kevin at lawver.net
Fri Oct 7 11:28:45 PDT 2005

My name is Kevin Lawver, and I work for AOL.  I heard about Microformats 
from Tantek at SXSW 2003, and thought they were a good idea, and even 
added have an XFN sticker on my Powerbook.

My personal interest in microformats stems from my general laziness and 
love of conformity.  I don't want to have to think about how to mark 
something up all the time.  I think Microformats can go a long way 
towards standardizing how we mark up particular pieces of data that will 
allow me to spend more time watching reality TV.

Seriously, I work at a company that has a huge collection of developers 
spread all over the world.  If I can tell all of them, "Hey, you should 
mark a review or search result or list of blog posts this way, and 
heres' the documentation," they'll be more likely to do that, and we'll 
have an easier time maintaining and "discovering" that content.  It's 
why I pushed XHTML here, because we no longer had to argue about 
uppercase tags or quoted attributes.  It was decided for us.  I'd love 
to be able to use microformats to push that a little farther (and it 
means I can write more compact and more readable CSS, which is a good 

Kevin Lawver

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