This conversation about Atom is, I think, really an important one to have. As well designed and thought out as protocols standards such as OAI-PMH, METS (and the budding OAI-ORE spec) are, they don't have that viral technology attribute of utter simplicity. Sure there are trade-offs, but the
Hi Peter, I completely agree with everything you just wrote, especially about Atom + APP being more than just a technology for blogs. APP is a great lightweight alternative to WebDAV, and promising for all sorts of data transfer. The fact that it has developer groundswell is a huge plus.
I'm messing with SRU search of http://indexdata.dk/opencontent/oaister I have some behavior I can't explain. There's this article that is in OAISter, called Resurrection and Appropriation: Reputational Trajectories, Memory Work, and the Political Use of Historical Figures by Robert S. Jensen. I