· Naughties
· · 2004
· · · November
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Warm Antwerp Glow · This idea of pub­lish­ing your sched­ule is a win­ner. Since then, I’ve heard from Jim Heid, who re­cent­ly spent some time there and rec­om­mends two ex­cel­lent ho­tel­s, and Mik Lernout, who’s speak­ing at the con­fer­ence and is go­ing to be mov­ing from An­twerp to Van­cou­ver, and would like to have din­ner. Peo­ple are, you know, gen­er­al­ly speak­ing, ex­cel­len­t.
Opening Everything · At the just-concluded XML 2004 con­fer­ence, I claimed in my clos­ing keynote that XML and Open Source are the par­al­lel out­comes of a sin­gle trend. I don’t think that the ar­gu­ment is that sub­tle or dif­fi­cult ...
The Markup Tribe · The three days of the XML con­fer­ence are just an aw­ful­ly good time. This is where I come from, and in the years since I first came in 1990 I’ve worked for dif­fer­ent com­pa­nies and done dif­fer­ent things, but the same peo­ple keep com­ing around in par­al­lel or­bit­s. In this group of peo­ple, you nev­er have to ex­plain why it’s OK to be ob­ses­sive about markup, about tex­t, about lan­guage, or about mean­ing. Plus we had a par­ty where se­cu­ri­ty came to shut us down. Most­ly this is just an ex­cuse to post a few pic­tures ...
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