Some great posting going on re: microformats / RSS / Live Clipboard.
Nice to see Ray also acknowledging the work Tantek is doing to push microformats - a key component in the Live Clipboard concept demos shown at Mix06 and EmTech last month. (Tantek was one of the guests on Friday's microformats podcast).
The next related post is another classy screencast by Jon Udell identifying the data mapping challenge, using the Live Clipboards example.
"All this leads up to a question: How can I copy an event from one of these services and paste it into another? My conclusion is that adopting Live Clipboard and microformats will be necessary but not sufficient. We'll also need a way to agree that, for example, this venue is the same as that venue. At the end, I float an idea about how we might work toward such agreements."
The last but not least post to highlight is Danny Ayers' thinking about the problem Jon identifies.
"For Jon's event scenario, I think using direct URIs is probably easiest for identification. In part because for things like this a sameAs mapping is probably going to be pretty easy to discover. I put Jon's work homepage into Technorati's search, chances are it'll spit out his blog URI too. "
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