Whilst browsing through my feed subscriptions in Google Reader (highly recommended) today I came across an interesting article on Read/Write Web about microformats and “The Web Browser as an Information Broker” – i.e. becoming the centre of everything you do through standardising the exchange of data which in turn makes the applications that you use to view this irrelevant. For anyone who spends a lot of time online, this is a pretty big deal as suddenly your data becomes so much more useful when it’s interconnected and easily accessible. In essence, it brings structure to chaos – this can only be a good thing!


Could this be the Internet’s next killer feature (or perhaps the final death knell for IE)? For a more in-depth discussion on what this is all about check out this series of articles which provide a good introduction.


Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Kamakura. Prior to this, he lived in China and longs to explore more of this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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