The XML Strategist: Movable Type and XML

Sarah O'Keefe / Analysis, XML1 Comment

My latest XML Strategist article is now available in STC’s Intercom magazine. You can also read it online (PDF, 250K). An excerpt:

Gutenberg changed the economics of information distribution, and I imagine that many of the artisans who devoted their lives to creating glorious, hand-copied books complained bitterly about boring printed books.

It’s my opinion that XML, like movable type, is primarily an economic innovation, and that we can extrapolate from the 15th-century reactions to movable type to make some educated guesses about how today’s shift to XML will go.

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Sarah O'Keefe

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Content strategy consultant and founder of Scriptorium Publishing. Bilingual English-German, voracious reader, water sports, knitting, and college basketball (go Blue Devils!). Aversions to raw tomatoes, eggplant, and checked baggage.

One Comment on “The XML Strategist: Movable Type and XML”

  1. Hi Sarah,
    You did it again: Giving an easy to understand description of how to deal with and how to look at XML. That is what we want from a »strategist«!

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