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

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Mon Oct 10 13:49:37 PDT 2005

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).

Kevin, its great to have you aboard. I'm looking forward to what you  
can do with microformats at AOL.


Ryan King
ryan at technorati.com

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