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

Dr. Ernie Prabhakar drernie at opendarwin.org
Fri Oct 7 12:05:09 PDT 2005

Well said, Kevin!  We should start a testimonial page, as I think  
these stories are useful for newcomers.

Okay, I guess I should just do it:


I've added Kevin's; feel free to add your own!

-- Ernie P.

On Oct 7, 2005, at 11:28 AM, Kevin Lawver wrote:

> 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 thing).
> Cheers,
> Kevin Lawver
> http://lawver.net
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Ernest N. Prabhakar, Ph.D. <drernie at opendarwin.org>
Ex-Physicist, Marketing Weenie, and Dilettante Hacker
Probe-Hacker blog: http://www.opendarwin.org/~drernie/

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