My December article for STC Intercom, XML & Lone Writers: Can They Go Together? is now available. From the conclusion:
The relatively low percentage of lone writers who have implemented XML is a logical result of the typical lone writer working environment. Although it is possible for lone writers to implement XML, a very cautious evaluation of the idea is definitely in order. Given the current status of the authoring and publishing tools, any lone writer who implements XML will need to master fairly demanding tools and technologies.
The stars of this article are the members of the Lone Writer SIG mailing list, who generously responded to a request for information.
XML & Lone Writers: Can They Go Together? (PDF, 200K)