While browsing through my list of feeds I read this article by John Oxton at Joshuaink which laments how the microformats site is, well, too technical. As I discovered a few years ago when first looking into XML, the basic idea is very simple but some people tend to overcomplicate it.

As John says, getting to the heart of the matter is the important bit. That’s when technology starts to make sense, where complex theory is replaced with simple ideas, where it starts to become second-nature. Maybe I’m just a simple kinda-guy, but if great people like John have the same problems then perhaps that isn’t such a bad thing.